12.07.22- It’s a Conspiracy!
James Rickards

I work hard to avoid promoting conspiracy theories. They’re too easy to adopt as explanations for all sorts of strange events and are highly implausible in most cases.

They require extreme amounts of intelligence, coordination and competence that, quite frankly, the alleged conspirators simply aren’t capable of.

Usually, stupidity is a perfectly good explanation especially when it comes to politicians and other public officials. Read More

12.06.22- Entering the Superbubble’s Final Act
Jeremy Grantham

Only a few market events in an investor’s career really matter, and among the most important of all are superbubbles. These superbubbles are events unlike any others: while there are only a few in history for investors to study, they have clear features in common.

One of those features is the bear market rally after the initial derating stage of the decline but before the economy has clearly begun to deteriorate, as it always has when superbubbles burst. This in all three previous cases recovered over half the market’s initial losses, luring unwary investors back just in time for the market to turn down again, and the economy to weaken. Read More

12.05.22- 1 big thing: Crypto taxes are complicated
Emily Peck

The world of crypto is a new frontier for a host of government agencies — and the IRS is no exception. 

Why it matters: Though changes are happening slowly, the agency’s trying to make sure that Americans who dabble in digital assets pay their fair share of taxes — while other regulators grapple with the more existential questions of crypto’s place in our financial system. Read More

12.03.22- Weekend Rant: Sorry, Russia's Winning the War
Jim Rickards

Here’s the mainstream narrative:The status of the war in Ukraine is best understood as a competition between the narrative and reality. The narrative consists of what you hear from mainstream media, the White House, the Pentagon and official sources in the U.K., France, Germany and both EU and NATO headquarters in Brussels.

The reality consists of what’s actually going on based on the best available sources. Let’s consider the narrative first. Read More

12.02.22- Winter in Central Europe
and for the dollar

Alasdair Macleod

In this article I examine the current state of the fight for hegemonic control between America on the one side, and Russia and China on the other. It is being fought on two fronts. Ukraine, the one in plain sight, is about to endure a winter without power and adequate food potentially leading to a humanitarian crisis.

The other front is financial with America facing a coordinated attack by Russia and China on its dollar hegemony. The Russians are planning a replacement trade settlement currency, which if it succeeds, could unleash a flood dollars onto the foreign exchanges. Read More

12.01.22- Global Government vs. the People
Doug Casey

International Man: During the Covid hysteria, almost every country had invasive entry or travel requirements associated with testing or vaccination status.

Canada, Australia, and some EU countries rolled out a vaccine passport.

What type of precedent did this set for international travel in the future?

Doug Casey: The disastrous COVID “pandemic” itself was highly suspicious. In fact, that’s a gross understatement; it’s beyond suspicious. From the very beginning, the responses of the “authorities” were orchestrated. Read More

11.30.22- About Black Fiday’s
“Blowout” Numbers

Jim Rickards

It’s official — good times are here again!

Black Friday’s sales set a new record this year, up 2.3% over 2021. Thanksgiving online sales were also up 2.9%. So don’t listen to any gloom and doom talk about a recession. Just look at the numbers.

That’s what they’ll tell you. Well, here’s what they won’t tell you:

All of those sales figures are nominal. In other words, they don’t account for inflation. Read More

11.29.22- Prepare Now for the
Coming Cash Tsunami

Nomi Prins

When you look at your portfolio, what do you see? Are you sitting on more cash than ever?

If you are, don’t worry. You’re not alone.

It’s normal for people to move to cash when the market is in disarray. And this year has been brutal…

Most stocks or bonds are getting hammered by rising interest rates, raging inflation, and recession fears.

Alternative investments are not doing any better, either. Read More

11.28.22- A Light in the Darkness
James Howard Kunstler

“Sooner or later, there will be push-back against the Dems attempt to turn the USA into some kind of obese transgender liberal Wakanda run by crooks, freaks and thugs.” —The Vineyard of The Saker

The really stunning thing about Elon Musk’s campaign to clean up the back-stage rats’ nest at Twitter is that he’s the lone authority figure in the land who dared to act against the degenerate political Left’s impudent and remorseless cancellation of everything that held together America’s consensual reality. Read More

11.26.22- Is the American Pendulum Swinging Back to Reason? Maybe, But It Will Be
a Long Fight

Brandon Smith

It should be considered an embarrassment for the states and districts involved, but the 2022 midterm elections are still being counted as I write this. In some cases, ballot drop boxes, mail-in ballots and “malfunctioning” voting machines have created a suspicious fog of uncertainty, and the uncertainty always seems to work in the favor of the political left. Read More

11.25.22- The Irony of All Ironies
Paul Craig Roberts

The state of Florida recently enacted legislation against teaching “critical race theory” in Florida public schools and universities.  Critical race theory amounts to indoctrinating white kids into the belief that they are racist, because being a racist is what it means to be white.  The white population in Florida who foot the tax bill for public education don’t like paying for brainwashing their kids with the belief that the kids and their parents are racists. Read More

11.24.22- Enjoy These Moments, Because The Outlook For After Thanksgiving
Is Not Promising At All

Michael Snyder

I know that things aren’t great right now, but please try to enjoy the next few days, because it appears that economic conditions could quickly get a whole lot worse after Thanksgiving. 

I understand that may be difficult for many of you to hear, because we are already dealing with so much.  The worst inflation crisis in decades has been eviscerating our standard of living, major layoffs are being announced all over the nation, the housing market has started to crash, and the fallout from the collapse of FTX threatens to push over more financial dominoes in the weeks ahead. Read More

11.23.22- You Have Seen the Truth: Zombies & Traitors Among Us
Bill Holter

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11.22.22- I Was Blown Away by My First ‘Medical Tourism’ Experience
Joe Jarvis

Walking into a hospital sounds about as much fun to me as being mugged in an alley.

And if I were to go to a US hospital, I suspect the outcome to my wallet would be about the same as getting mugged.

Instead, I opted to dip my feet into the world of medical tourism.

There’s nothing wrong with me that I know of — I’m fairly young (mid-30s) and healthy. But it’s been about ten years since I last went to the doctor, so I figured a check up wouldn’t hurt. Read More

11.21.22- Unvaccinated blood banks? Learn about the growing movement for clean transfusions
Ethan Huff

Swiss naturopath George Della Pietra has started a new “SafeBlood Donation” service to provide clean, unvaccinated blood for patients needing transfusions.

Since the general blood supply is now tainted with “fully vaccinated,” spike protein-laden chemical blood, demand for pure blood is soaring. Pietra saw this as a great opportunity to provide clean blood, which is now more in-demand than ever. Read More

11.19.22- One Way Or Another, The Population Of The Globe Will Soon Be Much Smaller Than It Is Right Now
Michael Snyder

This week it is being reported that the human population of our planet has now reached 8 billion.  We should all remember this moment, because soon the population of the globe will start getting much smaller.  In “End Times”, I explain that we are moving into one of the most chaotic times in all of human history.  There will be wars and rumors of wars, economic collapse, worldwide famines, horrifying pestilences and great natural disasters.  Needless to say, in such a future the global population would fall very rapidly.Read More

11.18.22- America: Broken By Digital Hallucinogens
Dr Nomi Wolf

This is the eve after a broken election, as broken machines count broken vote tallies, and as broken media “calls” outcomes. Everyone in legacy media is waiting “for AP to call the outcome,” which is sadly hilarious, given that AP has a Memorandum of Understanding that it won’t disclose fully to our Congress, with the news agency Xinhua, the CCP’s chief propaganda arm. Read More

11.17.22- FTX: The Dominoes of Financial Fraud Have Yet to Fall
Charles Hugh Smith

Once assets are revealed as worth far less than claimed, insolvency is the inevitable result.  

If you haven't plowed through dozens of post-collapse commentaries on FTX, I'm saving you the trouble: here's a distillation of what matters going forward.If you're seeking a forensic accounting of FTX, others have done this work already. If you're seeking an ideological diatribe, you won't find that here, either. Read More

11.16.22- On the Eve of Destruction
Kathleen Marquardt

But you tell me

Over and over and over again, my friend

How you don’t believe

We’re on the eve of destruction

Today, we are under enormous pressures to replace our political, educational, and religious (social) structures that were set up to protect the individual, to educate our children with the necessary knowledge, and give them the ability to understand and contribute to the continuation of our way of a life of liberty. Yet this pressure toward a negative change has been on-going for decades. Today, we are seeing what seems to be the last “push”, the tipping point from freedom to Marxism – all in the desire for a one-world tyranny. What is quite obvious is that this is not from “the will of the people” but is being thrust upon us and secretly has been in the works for too long. Read More

11.15.22- How Electronic Voting Machines Cheat and What to Do About This
Dr Naomi Wolf

We think of the secret ballot as being fundamental to our rights, and indeed to our democratic system, and in many ways that belief is correct. Or it certainly would be correct, if those secret ballots were cast in a verifiable, accurately- tabulating voting system.

But the secret ballot became a sacred aspect of elections, in the days when ballots were cast in boxes, using paper. There was little risk run by those who cherished the secrecy of their choices in such a system, because the ballots could always be recounted. They were physical artefacts. They either existed or they did not. Read More

11.14.22- Pfizer Appears to have Corrupted the Entire Western World
Robert W Malone MD, MS

Europe awakens from a nightmare to the ground truth

Christine Anderson: A member of the European Parliament. She represents the Alternative for Germany (AfD), which is labelled as a “populist political party” in Germany. AfD is known for its opposition to the European Union, as well as the open border/immigration to Germany policies which the EU mandates. As she does not believe in open borders, Christine Anderson is labelled with such terms as “far-right,” and “anti-Islamic.” Near as I can tell, these are just more propaganda talking points by Wiki and their ilk. Read More

11.12.22- Regardless Of Party, Pro-Gun Candidates Won Their Races This Week
Alex Madajian

It did not take long for anti-gun activists in the media to make the claim gun control is a winning issue for Democrats, but only if the glaring problems with that picture are ignored.

Abortion, record inflation, large amounts of crime, concerns about democracy, and even climate change and healthcare ranked of higher concern for voters than gun policy according to NBC. Additionally, the New York Times reported last month only 1% of likely voters thought guns were the most important problem. No doubt, if guns were the only issue on the ballot, there would be very different results. Read More

11.11.22- “Keynes is the winner of the day, not Milton Friedman”
Claudio Grass

Interview with Václav Klaus

To many of us, no matter how well versed in history, in political affairs or in socioeconomic issues, the present conditions in the West, and especially in Europe, can sometimes seem like the plot of a bad movie. It is often said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme, and what we’re seeing today is a great example of that. Nevertheless, one would have expected that at least some of those in charge of the “big decisions” would have learned something from the mistakes of the past – if not the mistakes of their predecessors, at least their own. Read More

11.10.22- They Want to Ban Election Betting
Jeffrey Tucker

What a remarkable moment in American history!

The anger of the public is at a greater height than at any point in anyone’s lifetime. The more the perpetrators of existing tyranny plead for “amnesty” the angrier people get.

We’ve spent nearly three years in forced silence and facing a massive wall between public attitudes and regime behavior. That wall is crashing and many people are panicking about it. Read More

11.09.22- Can Biden Make Things Even Worse?
James Rickards

Americans know that gasoline prices are higher, home heating fuel prices are higher and that there’s an emerging diesel fuel shortage in the United States.

Higher fuel costs translate into higher costs for everything because trucks, trains, planes and cargo vessels all run on fuel (mostly diesel) so those higher fuel costs get passed along as higher prices for the goods being shipped including food.

The diesel shortage is especially alarming… Read More

11.09.22- Can Biden Make Things Even Worse?
James Rickards

Americans know that gasoline prices are higher, home heating fuel prices are higher and that there’s an emerging diesel fuel shortage in the United States.

Higher fuel costs translate into higher costs for everything because trucks, trains, planes and cargo vessels all run on fuel (mostly diesel) so those higher fuel costs get passed along as higher prices for the goods being shipped including food.

The diesel shortage is especially alarming… Read More

11.08.22- The Funeral Business Is Booming (And Not Because Of COVID)
Alex Berenson

How bad is the rise in mortality? So bad funeral companies are starting to worry.

Today Service Corporation International, the largest for-profit funeral operator in North America, had its quarterly earnings call. SCI had another great quarter, you’ll be pleased to hear! So far in 2022 the company has made almost $500 million in profits - and its stock is up over 15% since last week's earnings report. Read More

11.07.22- The Great Reset: A Perfect Storm
David Solway

Storms come in many forms and may consist of many different constituent elements, but when all these elements combine at the same critical moment, we call it a “perfect storm.” When such a storm is transposed analogically to the cultural, political, and economic realms, that is, when it seems to impact the entire social environment, we have no choice but to grasp its significance and prepare for its onset by taking protective measures. Read More

11.05.22- The Tragedy of Democratic Politics
Brian Maher

The “most important election in our lifetimes” is but five days distant.

Thus the Republic’s very fate dangles in the balance… we are warned.

Good vs. evil, light vs. darkness, democracy vs. fascism — these are the life-and-death combats before us. Read More

11.04.22- We're Freakin Doomed
Mike Maloney

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11.03.22- How Social Security Increases Could Cause an Inflationary Death Spiral
Doug Casey

International Man: The Social Security Administration recently announced an 8.7% cost of living adjustment for next year. That’s the largest increase in over 40 years.

It represents an additional about $100 billion in annual spending for Social Security. Moreover, cost of living adjustments could increase even more in the future. Read More

11.02.22- The Changing World Order Is Approaching Stage 6 (The War Stage)
Ray Dalio

In this post, at the beginning I will show you how what is now happening is tracking the archetypical Big Cycle, and near the end I will show you how wars typically change how the systems work and how the markets and economies behave. In these 4,500 words, I will be packing in a lot to explain the mechanics of what is happening. While I tried to make it simple, if you find it too dense, just scan to the next section. I promise you that it will be worth it.  Read More

11.01.22- Expect A Revolution
Amid Inflation & Banking Crisis

Bob Moriarty

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10.31.22- "It's Halloween And There's A Lot For Markets To Be Scared About"
Michael Every

It’s Halloween and, clichéd as it is, there is a lot for markets to be scared about.

Let’s start off with the optimists, who, like Linus and his never-appearing Great Pumpkin, are waiting for a Fed pivot to bring them gifts. Yes, the RBA, BOE, BOC, and (on the surface) the ECB all backed off hawkishness to some degree, and the BOJ stuck to their guns on yield curve control on Friday. Read More

10.29.22- Weekend Rant: Western Civilization Has a Death Wish
James Howard Kunstler

It’s hard to escape the awful feeling that Western Civ has a death wish, or to say which of its constituent nations wants to get to the graveyard first. Great Britain might be leading the pack with its Three-Card-Monte financial finagling economy and hot potato political leadership. Old Blighty sinks visibly by the day into sclerotic torpor — even while its MI-6 intel gang works overtime scheming to blow things up, to make the Russia-Ukraine mess even worse. Read More

10.28.22- Propaganda Roundup:
The War on Halloween

Ben Bartee

Aside from, perhaps, Christmas and Columbus Day, Social Justice© leftists love wrecking no holiday more than Halloween. Because it’s primarily about fun — the left’s sworn nemesis.

Accordingly, each year, the left wages war on Halloween.

School district cancels Halloween for ‘safety,’ ‘inclusion,’ welcomes Drag Queen Story Hour Read More

10.27.22- If Red States Want Protection From Collapse They Will Have To Build
Alternative Economies

Brandon Smith

Economic centralization is the ultimate form of organized conspiratorial power, because it allows a small group of people to dictate the terms of trade for a society and therefore dictate the terms of each person’s individual survival.

For example, the Federal Reserve as a banking entity has free rein to assert policy controls that can disrupt the very fabric of the US economy and the buying power of our currency. They can (and do) arbitrarily create trillions of dollars from thin air causing inflation, or arbitrarily raise interest rates and crash stock markets. And according to former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan, they answer to no one, including the US government. Read More

10.26.22- How the Globalist Banking System Collapse will Affect Everyone
 Mike Adams and Bob Moriarty

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10.25.22- Yes, “Biden Bucks” Are Real
James Rickards

I told my readers several weeks ago about how Joe Biden and the Fed’s plan to develop the digital dollar is moving from the research stage to the development stage.

Well, the Biden administration has recently released the first-ever framework for developing a U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC) system. In other words, “Biden Bucks” is getting closer to becoming a reality for us all.

(I like to call them “Biden Bucks” because I want him to take full credit for what I consider to be a crime.) Read More

10.24.22- When the 60/40 Investing Strategy Doesn’t Work, Do THIS
Peter Reagan

For Americans saving for retirement or already retired, it’s important to consider the investment strategy that performs well in the current economic climate.

carefully designed retirement plan with the right amount of risk and strategic asset allocation is what we need. The problem is, that’s much easier said than done. Economic climates change, and what works well during the long bright summer of a stock bull market stumbles during the biting winter of a bear market. Read More

10.22.22- Everyone Seems to Have Forgotten About the Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction
J. Kim

This is not wise

Though most of the financial headlines have been recently dominated by UK bond market illiquidity that threatened to destroy the retirement pensions of UK citizens that necessitated emergency BOE intervention and of similar possible developing conditions in UK Treasury markets due to the Fed’s continuing interest rate hikes, I believe a greater threat exists in global interest rate derivative markets. Read More

10.21.22- Housing Bubble Woes: Home Sales Plunge, Prices Drop 7% in 3 Months, Price Reductions Surge. Mortgage Rates Spike
Wolf Richter

Sales of all types of previously owned homes – houses, condos, and co-ops – fell for the eighth month in a row, by 1.5% in September from August, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales of 4.71 million homes, according to the National Association of Realtors in its report. Compared to the peak in October 2020, sales were down 30%. Read More

10.20.22- Here’s Who Wins the Midterm Elections
James Rickards

There’s less than three weeks to go until the critical midterm elections.

With so much on the line, what is the likely outcome? Will Republicans retake the House and the Senate? Perhaps one? Neither?

In today’s issue I’ll try to sort it all out for you.

Polls are often considered the easiest way to understand what’s going on, so we need to look at them. Read More

10.19.22- Scientists Just Engineered a COVID Strain With an 80% Kill Rate…
Ben Bartee

Forget the Jews. What The Artist Formerly Known as Kanye should be going “death con 3” on is the high priests of The Science© who just engineered a COVID strain with an 80% kill rate.

To achieve this miraculous feat, they isolated the Omicron variant’s spike protein (the “S gene”) and Frankensteined it onto the original COVID strain – just to see what would happen: Read More

10.18.22- The All-Important Doorman
Jeff Thomas

Picture this: A tribal leader from a distant country visits the US. He’s brought to a large apartment building in New York City. When he gets out of the car, he looks up at the great building and is quite impressed. A uniformed doorman exits the foyer and comes out on the sidewalk. The tribesman sees the gold braiding and brass buttons of his coat and immediately decides that this is a very important person. Again he looks up at the building and says to the doorman, “This is a very great home you have. You must be very important indeed.” Read More

10.17.22- Federal Regulatory Corruption
Jacob Hornberger

When America’s free-market system got converted to a welfare-state, regulated-economy system, the idea was that the federal government would operate as a parent taking care of his adult-children. The free market system — that is, a system free of government control and regulation — was considered to be too dangerous for American child-adults. Federal regulators would keep them safe and secure. Read More

10.15.22- We’re Coming For You
James Howard Kunstler

Have you noticed, as the election looms, the Party of Chaos trips deeper into its own self-created chaos? Turns out that the effort to make Ukraine the fifty-first state is not going over so well with the voters. Nor is the campaign to convince children to switch sexes. Or the crusade to sell ever more mRNA “vaccines” that the CDC knows good-and-goshdarn-well are killing and maiming credulous citizens by the millions. Or the program for importing limitless alien “vibrance” across the open border with Mexico…. As the venerable Rolling Stones sang more than a half century ago: “Rape… murder… it’s just a shot away!” This is the kind of country that the Party of Chaos has been grooming you up for. Read More

10.14.22- Countries With No Property Tax Where Foreigners Can Own Real Estate
Joe Jarvis

The principle that your home is your castle is enshrined in Western culture.

It signals that an individual has monarch-like rights to his or her own private property.

But stop paying property tax and you’ll soon feel more like a serf on the lord’s land. Read More

10.13.22- The Era Of Cheap Food
and Cheap Gasoline Is Over

Michael Snyder

All of our lifestyles are about to change in a major way, but the vast majority of the population still does not understand what is coming.  Throughout our entire lives, we have always been able to depend on a couple of things.  There would always be cheap gasoline to fuel our vehicles and there would always be mountains of cheap food at the grocery store.  No matter who was in the White House and no matter what else was going on in the world, those two things always remained the same.  Unfortunately, those days are now over and they aren’t coming back. Read More

10.12.22- Physical SILVER Demand Will End Price Manipulation
Stuart Englert

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10.11.22- What If They're Right? How to Practice Intellectual Hygiene by Challenging
Your Own Views

Bill Whittle

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10.10.22- Americans Better Wake Up and Realize the Russians are Genuinely Pissed Off
Larry Johnson 

What a difference a decade makes. There was a time when the United States would talk to Russia with at least the pretense of respect. Remember this exchange between then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama?

That was then. Mr. Medvedev is singing quite a different tune now. He made this public statement yesterday: Read More

10.08.22- November Surprise?
James Howard Kunstler

Can you picture what will be? So limitless and free… Desperately in need of some stranger’s hand… In a desperate land…. — The Doors

Welcome to the season of chaos, sponsored by the Party of Chaos, America’s Democratic Party, owner and operator of the shadowy “Joe Biden” regime, dedicated to wrecking what’s left of the country — and the rest of Western Civ with it. Do you think I exaggerate? Consider for a moment that your personal ruin — the loss of your freedoms, your livelihoods, and your posterity — is at stake behind the more general demolition of our society. Read More

10.07.22- Avoiding Nuclear Armageddon
David Pinsen

Biden Draws Parallel To Cuban Missile Crisis

At a fundraiser in New York on Thursday, President Biden warned that we faced the threat of nuclear Armageddon for the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

Better late than never for him to acknowledge the risk, but what is he doing to prevent it? According to Bloomberg, Biden acknowledged that worse the war goes for Russia in the Ukraine, the greater the danger of nuclear war: Read More

10.06.22- 15.7 trillion new reasons to be concerned about the national debt
Simon Black

Last Friday, September 30th 2022 was the close of the Fiscal Year for the US federal government.

If you’re not familiar with the term, the ‘Fiscal Year’ refers to the government’s official accounting period. It starts on October 1st and ends the following September 30th. And everything from the federal budget to the Supreme Court’s case schedule is based around the Fiscal Year.

So are calculations for the national debt. Read More

10.05.22- KeyBanc warns investors of a ‘trucking winter’ amid
anemic economic conditions

Rachel Premack

Get ready for the “trucking winter.”

KeyBanc’s Todd Fowler and Carney Blake, who are the group’s airfreight and logistics analysts, wrote in a Thursday note that freight activity has been “seasonally weak.” 

There’s been “limited indication” of the typical peak season activity that carriers and shippers expect in the fall as retailers prepare for the holiday season, Fowler and Blake wrote. Weak containerized imports underline the possibility that we won’t have a full peak season. Read More

10.04.22- Total Collapse Within Months -
What To Expect

Bob Moriarty

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10.03.22- How Much Money
Is Inflation Costing You?

Jeffrey Tucker

The stock market was down big again today, with the Dow hitting a new low for the year. Just about everything else was down today too. The Fed really has Wall Street spooked, as it’s aggressively raising rates to try to get a handle on inflation (even though it won’t).

The latest inflation numbers show that inflation is persistent, as we knew it would be. That includes sectors without much price movement and others that seem out of control. Read More

10.01.22- Anti-Globalism Is Going Mainstream – Which Means Engineered Disaster
Is About To Strike

Brandon Smith

I have noted in the past that criminals tend to brag about their criminality when they believe there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Frankly, in their narcissism many of them can’t help but revel in the moment and let everyone know how “superior” they are to the rest of us. We witnessed many moments like this from elitists within globalists institutions the past couple of years at the height of the pandemic pandemonium. Read More

09.30.22- What Does The Yuanization Of The Russian Economy Mean For The Dollar?
The Jamestown Foundation

On September 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that, given mounting economic sanctions, full “de-dollarization” of the Russian economy is only a matter of time (RBC, September 12). Putin`s remark was preceded by a statement from Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Moiseev, who argued that “Russia no longer needs the US dollar as a reserve currency.” Instead, Russia must accumulate funds in currencies of so-called “friendly countries,” such as the Chinese yuan, which is playing a key role in this regard (RBC, September 8). Read More

09.29.22- Life in a Failed State — Part 1
Larry Romanoff


In an earlier essay on the 1917 Jewish revolution in Russia,[1]  I related this quote: “The [Jews] systematically exterminated the clergy, the wealthy, the business class, the intelligent educated class, all the high-achieving segments of the population, leaving Russia with a population of ignorant workers, peasants, and a powerful Jewish ruling elite.” Read More

09.28.22- The Rise of Public Health and ‘Green’ Police: Securitization Theory
Ben Bartee

Policing has come a long way since the days of good ole boy Barney Fife.

Once upon a time, cops were tasked primarily with things like catching murderers and rapists and protecting property. Read More

09.27.22- The best way Americans can legally reduce taxes… without moving
Simon Black

Legally reducing your tax bill is the best risk-free return on investment you can make.

Investing in a completely legal tax strategy means keeping 10, 20, even 30% more of your own income.

And in many cases the solutions aren’t especially exotic. For example, if you live in California, you can slash you taxes simply by moving next door to Nevada. Doing so eliminates California state income tax, which kicks in at 9.3% for income over $61,215. Read More

09.26.22- Addendum to the insanity of life…
Justin O. Smith

Concern over all that spews forth from this vile Biden regime…

I've written for over 40 years on the harm being done to America through its poorly measured and implemented immigration policies and the Democratic Party's hand in using immigration as a tool to subvert the republic to their benefit. The people either just don't really care as much as many say they do or they are simply swamped in their personal life, just trying to keep up and stay ahead of the bills while caring for their families. Read More

09.24.22- Violent Crime Is A Collapse Indicator
Daisy Luther

Everyone I know has a story about the increase in violent crime.

Where a family member lives in Georgia, someone recently opened fire in the middle of an upscale family neighborhood. The culprits fired 13 shots into a Jeep stopped at a traffic light and someone who had stopped for a hot dog at a cafe on the side of the road died by a stray bullet. Three others were injured.

Someone opened fire at a park in a mid-sized town in Pennsylvania where my friend’s grandchildren used to live, bullets flying through a residential neighborhood. Read More

09.23.22- The Height of Idiocy
Doug Casey

“The only element in the universe more common than hydrogen is stupidity.” – Einstein

I’m not a fortune teller. In fact, the only things anybody knows about predicting – even if you gussy the concept up by calling it “forecasting” – are 1.) Predict often and 2.) Never give both the time and the event.

The worst offenders are those who pretend they know where the economy’s headed.Read More

09.22.22- Will The United States and NATO Wake Up To What Happened at the Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
Larry Johnson

I am certain that most Americans do not have a clue what transpired this week at the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (aka SCO). It is a clarion call, a defiant declaration, that the countries, which account for over half of the world’s population, are no longer going to defer to the United States. The attendees included Russia, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Read More

09.21.22- How to Fight Inflation Like a Wall Street Pro
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Investment bankers prefer gold for hedging against inflation, keeping currencies in mind when evaluating gold price, and why palladium is making the case for gold stronger.

Surprise! Investment bankers cite gold as best hedge against inflation Read More

09.20.22- Why the World Economic Forum’s Plutocracy Should Be Dissolved
J.B. Shurk

No matter how noble its stated intentions, the “Great Reset” is at its heart a program for driving political power away from individual citizens and toward the controlling interests of a small international class of financial elites…. For citizens to reclaim power, they must not only embrace the basics of free markets once again but also rekindle a fondness for questioning the motivations of political authorities. Read More

09.19.22- The Weakness Is Broadening Out From Low-Income To Middle-Income Consumers
Tyler Durden

Earlier today, when making a case why the US economy has so far proven highly resilient to the Fed's increasingly shrill attempts to push it into a recession, Morgan Stanley's cross-asset strategist Andrew Sheets said that about half of all the income in the US is earned by households making more than $100,000 per year, and since most of these households own their own homes, and either have no mortgage or have refinanced into a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at an extremely low rate, it means that the largest expense for these households is not rising even as the Fed is hiking, but their wages are. Read More

09.17.22- Violence In California Reaches “Epidemic” Levels As Our Society Rapidly Deteriorates All Around Us
Michael Snyder

I can’t understand why anyone would still want to live in California.  Yes, there are lots of high paying jobs and the weather is very nice, but crime is completely and utterly out of control.  As you will see below, a new report that has just been issued is warning that violence in the state has now reached “epidemic” levels.  The police are doing what they can to try to contain the violence, but at this point they are vastly outnumbered by the predators.  Sadly, this is the end result of literally decades of cultural rot, and what is happening in California is going to happen to the rest of the nation if we do not take urgent action to turn things around. Read More

09.16.22- How To Acquire Some Of The Best Passports In The World
Simon Black

Having a second passport has always been one of the most powerful tools in a Plan B strategy...

If you are really thinking globally, a second passport (or even third, fourth, etc.) means that you have another option— another countries, or multiple countries, where you can live, work, invest, do business, and bring your family.

Additionally, a second passport is also a valuable travel document that can provide plenty of extra benefit. Read More

09.15.22- I finished my residency process: what a great experience
Joe Jarvis

Three months ago I went to Raleigh, North Carolina to complete the first step of applying for Mexican residency.

The process was relatively painless. And I walked out of the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh a few hours later with my application approved.

Now, since I had to travel to Raleigh to go to the consulate there, I decided to stick around for a few days and check it out. Read More

09.14.22- Forecasting the Midterm Elections
Jim Rickards

There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives (not counting nonvoting seats for D.C. and some U.S. possessions) and all of them are up for election in November. Right now, the Democrats control the House with 219 Democrats versus 211 Republicans (there are five vacancies).

It takes 218 votes to control the House. This means if the Republicans hold the seats they have and pick up just seven seats from Democrats, they will control the House. Will this happen? The 2022 election cycle is more challenging to predict than usual because it’s the first election since the 2020 Census that the House map had redrawn to reflect population gain or loss on a state-by-state basis. Read More

09.13.22- What Would Be the Aftermath of a Globalist Failure?
Jeff Thomas

In a previous article, Will Globalism Succeed, I described the likelihood of the success of the globalist plan to take over the world.

My take on the question is that the plan will fail.

But why should that be? Well let’s have a look at it.

First, we should recognize that, in any society, roughly 4% of all people are sociopathic and 1% are likely to be psychopathic. I won’t go into the definitions of these two terms, but the primary symptoms of both are as follows: Read More

09.12.22- If America Falls, the World Falls
General Michael Flynn & Clay Clark

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09.10.22- The Problem With Authority
L. Reichard White

“There’s a constant battle between people who refuse to accept domination and injustice and those who are trying to force people to accept them.” –Noam Chomsky

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” –Benjamin Franklin

“If I order them to do things they don’t want to do, I won’t be chief anymore.” –The Emerald Forest Read More

09.09.22- The Five Stages of Baloney
Jon Rappoport

“Hey Mike, make up an order of eight pounds of baloney to go.”

“Sure. You want the cheap stuff?”

“No, no. This is for the upcoming election. I need the good brand.”

“Are you lying about your opponent or pumping up the moron in your own Party?”


“OK, I have to order it. It’ll take three days.” Read More

09.08.22- Biden has declared war on conservative Christians
Raymond Wolfe

The Democrats want a fundamental transformation of America – similar to the Bolshevik or French Revolutions – to purge Christians from public life and abolish religious freedom as we know it.

Last week, in one of the darkest moments of his abysmal presidency, Joe Biden made it clearer than ever: The Democratic Party is coming for Christians and anyone else who contradicts the left’s radical abortion and LGBT agendas.Read More

09.07.22- “Say Nothing” Phase
of This Fourth Turning

Jim Quinn

“God made the Catholics, but the Armalite made them equal.” ― Patrick Radden Keefe

It has become clear to me, since the installation of dementia patient Biden as the illegitimate figurehead president by his globalist Deep State handlers, their agenda is to tear down our modern civilization and replace it with a totalitarian techno-gulag where you will be electronically monitored, disarmed, own nothing, be judged by social credit score, live in fear, and be happy – or else. Read More

09.06.22- It’s A Fact That Needs Repeating: The Federal Reserve Is A Suicide Bomber
Brandon Smith

For many years now I have been examining the policies and behaviors of the Federal Reserve because they are in fact the most powerful institution in the US, with far more influence over the fate of America than any single president or branch of government. They have the power to end the economic life of our country in a matter of moments. They hold their finger on the button of multiple financial nuclear bombs, and to this day there are people that still pretend as if they are a mere moderating presence subservient to the White House or Congress. Read More

09.05 22- The Rise of the Unprincipled Left
Stephan Helgesen

Those holding liberal views and the principles that go with them are very different from those of us who claim to be conservatives or libertarians.  The contrast between the left and right that make up the halves of America has never been more pronounced — nor, I would argue, more hazardous to our country's health.  With midterm elections coming up in just about ten weeks' time, this might be the right moment to reflect on just how different the two Americas are.Read More

09.03.22- Weekend Rant: Spoiled Leftists Hold Luxury Beliefs as Status Symbols
Mr Reagan

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09.02.22- The Fed's Choice is Simple -
Hyperinflation or Depression
Simon Hunt

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09.01.22- Biden’s Most Enduring Legacy?
Jim Rickards

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are coming fast, and you need to be prepared for them because they’ll mark a major victory in the war against cash — and against your personal privacy.

You’ll see why today.

As the name implies, central bank digital currencies are digital, existing exclusively in electronic form. They’re not physical at all. Central banks would control them. Read More

08.31.22- Textbook Economics? A Review of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Economics
Mark Thornton

If people understood economics, then our problems with big government would be greatly reduced. Inflation, big government and even war are rare in ideologically smart societies. However, mandatory government education, socialist propaganda by the media cartel, and politicians serving up trillions in government giveaways has enticed the average American to the dark side. Read More

08.30.22- It Will Happen Suddenly
Jeff Thomas

As the Great Unravelling progresses, we shall be seeing many negative developments, some of them unprecedented.

Only a year ago, the average person was still hanging on to the belief that the world is in a state of recovery, that, however tentative, the economy was on the mend. Read More

08.29.22- How to use technology,
and not be used by it

Simon Black

Amazon’s Ring video doorbells likely form the largest private surveillance network the world has ever known.

Millions of Americans allow Ring surveillance cameras to record and store video and audio of all activity at their front door. Read More

08.27.22- Planned Demolition
Bill Holter

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08.26.22- A Man Has 4 Options
in Today’s World

Robert Slye

Which Will You Choose?

American civilization is on the verge of collapse. It is plain to see that the goal of American government is to turn us into barbarians, as it has been doing for 240 years.

Because of this, a man has 4 options in today’s world: Read More

08.25.22- Taxpayers Get Fleeced — Again
Brian Maher

“The wicked borroweth,” reads Psalms 37:21, “and payeth not again.”

The president is evidently facilitating wickedness by the wholesale…

Today he announced plans to wash away up to $10,000 in student loan debt for those wicked debt-kiters earning under $125,000 per year. Read More

08.24.22- The End is Nearing: A World Slowly/Openly Turning Away from the USD
Matthew Piepenburg

With the USD losing influence, it would be the understatement of the year to say that we live in interesting times, for we certainly do.

But despite the inevitable attacks of appearing sensational, un-American or just plain cynical, I feel a more appropriate phrase boils down to this:

“We live in dishonest times.” Read More

08.23.22- Future historians may call this the ‘Crisis of the 21st Century’
Simon Black

In the year 210 AD, after two decades of constant warfare, Roman Emperor Septimius Severus was finally satisfied: he had conquered nearly the entire known western world.

This was the year that the Roman Empire reached its maximum territory– approximately 5 million square kilometers, stretching from Morocco to Georgia, from southern Scotland to western Iran. Read More

08.22.22- The Point of No Return
Dr. Thomas Sowell

This is an election year. But the issues this year are not about Democrats and Republicans. The big issue is whether this nation has degenerated to a point of no return — a point where we risk destroying ourselves, before our enemies can destroy us. 

If there is one moment that symbolized our degeneration, it was when an enraged mob gathered in front of the Supreme Court and a leader of the United States Senate shouted threats against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying "You won't know what hit you!" Read More

08.20.22- The Short Position in SLV
Ted Butler

Having mentioned the sharp recent increase in the short position on SLV, the big silver ETF, in my last two missives to subscribers, I thought it proper to expand on the matter. As always, this is not a suggestion to buy, sell or hold shares of SLV and in the interest of full disclosure, I (my wife) still hold the same positions in SLV and PSLV, since the last time I wrote about this issue. Read More

08.19.22- Geopolitics:
The World Is Splitting Into Two

Alasdair Macleod

While we are being distracted by Ukraine, President Putin has advanced his geopolitical goals materially. Aided and abetted by President Xi, Putin is taking the Asian continent into his control. That mission is well on its way to being achieved. He now awaits the winter months to finally force the EU to reject America’s hegemony. Only then, will the western end of the Eurasian continent be truly free of American interference.

This article explains how he is achieving his strategic goals. It examines the geopolitics of the Asian landmass and the nations tied to it, which are commercially and financially turning their backs on the US-led western alliance. Read More

08.18.22- It's Time to Bring Back
the $1,000 Bill...

Joseph P. Farrell

If you’ve been following the central banksters at the B.I.S. (Bank for International Swag) or the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street and her calls to end the use of 20 and 50 pound notes, you’ll know that the Klaus von Blohschwabs of the world are in earnest when they say they want to move everyone to a cashless society. Their reasons for doing so are effectively reducible to two basic points: (1) cashlessness puts all their activities and transactions behind a one-way mirror, as Catherine Fitts likes to say, i.e., the central banksters get to continue their financial tricks, insider trading, skimming frauds, robo-mortgages, and so on, without any possibility of exposure. Read More

08.17.22- Let’s Build a New Country Together: Intro to the Parallel Economy Project
Joe Jarvis

I want to found my own country one day. That might sound crazy, but due to some historical changes currently taking place, it could become possible soon… more on that in a minute.

But with such an ambitious project, I knew I had to start small, build a foundation, and scale incrementally.

So I am taking the first step now by building an online community called the Parallel Economy Project. Read More

08.16.22- How Your Carbon Footprint And Your Carbon Wallet Are Really Going To Work In The Dystopian World That WEF Has Planned?

Let me introduce you to Barbara Baarsma. Barbara is the CEO of Rabo Carbon Bank. Yes, you read that right. Not Rabo Bank but Rabo Carbon Bank. In this 53 second video interview below she is advocating for a "Personal Carbon Wallet". That may not seem like a big deal but when you hear what she has to say you should be concerned, very concerned in fact. Read More

08.15.22- Economic Witch Doctors
Thomas DiLorenzo

“Most economists are political apologists masquerading as economists,” wrote investor and author Doug Casey in an online article entitled “How Economic Witch Doctors Convince Everyone They’re Really Neurosurgeons.”  They “tailor theories to help politicians demonstrate the [alleged] virtue and necessity of their quest for more power” — so much so that economics has become “the handmaiden of government.”  Evidence of Casey’s contention abounds, and is a major theme of my new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to EconomicsRead More

08.13.22- Living the American Dream…
In Mexico

Simon Black

One of the hallmarks of the ‘American Dream’ has long been owning your own home— and it’s a dream people around the globe share.

But now that housing affordability has hit its lowest levels since the early 2000s in many parts of the world, this ‘dream’ is looking more and more like a fantasy. Read More

08.12.22- IRS annual report shows heavily armed agents training to shoot

Mike Adams

The IRS Criminal Investigations annual report from 2021 touts photos of IRS rifle fire teams and IRS “police” shooters taking aim at rows of targets that represent American taxpayers.

A close inspection of the targets reveals they are not circular rifle targets that might be used in rifle competitions. They are people-shaped targets that are used to desensitize federal agents to the shooting and killing of human beings.

The human beings represented by these targets are, of course, American taxpayers. Read More

08.11.22- Modern American Policy: Stupid or Sinister?
Matthew Piepenburg

American policy has been acting in ways which suggest either a desperate ignorance or a sinister restructuring of the national narrative.

Surveying the Senseless

The USA is now staring down the barrel of four-decade high inflation, an inverted yield curve and the highest debt levels in its history as Wall Street recently enjoyed the strongest relief rally since 2020 on the bad news of yet another Fed rate hike (75bp) into a percolating liquidity crisis. Read More

08.10.22- Get Ready For Democrats’ October Surprise: Here Comes The Chaos
James Howard Kunstler

Satan is the father of lies and we have become Satanic, being and doing evil, most especially to ourselves….

What’s ahead — like a few months down the road? Hysteria and chaos, if the “Joe Biden” regime can help it… and they’re helping it all they can. Twice vaxxed, twice boosted, and twice recent Covid-19 patient Dr. Anthony Fauci warned this week that the unvaxxed would “get into trouble” as the seasons turn this year. The part he left out is: the unvaxxed will be in trouble trying to keep up with helping their sick and dying vaccinated relatives whose immune systems have been damaged by their multiple vaxxes. Read More

08.09.22- Collapse Won’t Just Reset Society,
It Will Destroy It

Brittany Smith and Joseph Wayne Smith

The collapse of techno-industrial civilization is likely to occur on the present business-as-usual mode of social functioning, probably by 2030, but there are scenarios where it could be before Christmas 2022, if the West and Russia slide into nuclear war; that is our position, supported here. This article is a response to Adam Van Buskirk’s paper “Collapse Won’t Reset Society” (Van Buskirk, 2022), who argues that collapse does not lead to the Mad Max/zombie apocalypse scenario, even in the case of all-out nuclear war. We could not disagree more; hence this response. But the Van Buskirk article is typical of “normie” responses to the confrontation with civilizational collapse, so it is instructive to critique his article as a sample of a general pattern of thought. Read More

08.08.22- The Rise Of "Constitutional Carry" Is A Sign Of Failing Trust In Government
Ryan McMaken

Come next January, Alabama will be the 25th state to allow the carrying of concealed weapons without a permit. Alabama will soon join Indiana which in March of this year passed a new statute allowing permitless concealed carry in that state—sometimes called "constitutional carry." In 2021 alone, at least six states passed their own provisions legalizing permitless concealed carry: Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Essentially, any law-abiding citizen over a certain age (usually 18 or 21 years of age) can now carry a concealed firearm in these states. 20 years ago, only Vermont allowed unrestricted concealed carry. Beginning ten years ago, however, more than twenty states adopted new laws deregulating the carrying of firearms. Read More

08.06.22- END OF THE ROAD: How Money Became Worthless
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08.05.22- Let Them - No, Make Them - Eat Bugs
Joseph P Farrell

You’re probably like me, and thought that GMOs were not a good idea then, and not a good idea now. If so, then you and me have joined… er… the Russians, who didn’t think it was a  v ery good idea either, not the least of which was because of falling yields in GMO acres, and increasing costs to have those falling yields.  Not a very sane business model. And indeed, as I pointed out (in 2014!) the University of Iowa was raising issues with the financial aspect of GMOs (see: https://gizadeathstar.com/2014/02/university-iowa-non-gmos-increase-productivity/). Read More

08.04.22- The “experts” nail it again!
Simon Black

In March of 421 BC, after years of escalating conflict, Athens and Sparta finally decided to bury the hatchet and coexist peacefully together in the Mediterranean.

The two powers had been at odds for decades. Athens had ballooned into a regional empire, and Sparta itself was a rising power.

The two sides came to blows on multiple occasions. And even when they agreed to keep the peace in 421 BC, tensions were still high. All it took was one idiot to screw it up. Read More

08.03.22- The Antidote to Tyranny is Liberty, Not Democracy or International Government
J.B. Shurk

When presidents and prime ministers make and enforce their own laws under the pretext of "emergency powers," then citizens should not be surprised when their leaders discover an endless supply of "emergencies" requiring urgent action. Read More

08.02.22- Navigating the Fourth Turning
Jeff Thomas

“These are the times that try men’s souls.”

So, Thomas Paine wrote in 1775 in his publication of “The American Crisis.” Not so well-remembered today are the words that followed that famous quote:

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

At that time, Colonial America was passing through the early stages of a “Fourth Turning,” an historical time of crisis that occurs roughly every eighty years.  Read More

08.01.22- No Farmers, No Food, No Life
Carla Peeters

The world is now facing a man-made food catastrophe. It is reaching crisis levels...

Current policies in many parts of the world place a priority on climate change for realizing a green new deal. Meanwhile, such policies will contribute to children dying from severe malnutrition due to broken food systems, with shortages of food and water, stress, anxiety, fear, and dangerous chemical exposure. Read More

07.30.22- Why This Recession Is Different Than All the Rest
Peter Reagan

No matter how you look at it, most Americans saving for retirement are feeling incredible pressure on their entire financial situation right now.

But before we dive into just how dire the economic situation is in the U.S., on the global level things aren’t “peachy” either. In fact, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting a massive global slowdown: Read More

07.29.22- Where to Stash Your Cash in 2022
Catherine Austin Fitts

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07.28.22- We Are Going To See Energy Prices Go Absolutely Nuts This Winter
Just As We Plunge Into A Horrifying
Global Economic Crisis

Michael Snyder

How would you feel if your power bill went up by 50 percent this winter?  How about 100 percent?  Unfortunately, these kinds of price increases are already being announced.  The world was heading into a major energy crisis even before the war in Ukraine started, and now that conflict threatens to create an extremely severe energy crunch that would have been unimaginable just a couple of years ago.  Read More

07.27.22- “I have decided. . .”
Simon Black

In the year 1445 in the Spanish city of Valencia, a 14-year old boy named Rodrigo started his first job as the ‘sacristan’ of the local cathedral.

Becoming sacristan was a pretty big responsibility, especially for a kid; Rodrigo was basically put in charge of the cathedral’s books, records, and high-value assets. But this was no ordinary 14-year old boy.. Read More

07.26.22- Building 7: Obvious 9/11 Controlled Demolition: Foreknowledge, Thermite,
Melted Metal, "Pull It"

Tim Truth

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07.25.22- "Cantorian Economics"? or Something Else?
Joseph P Farrell

“Joseph, Heads up on this one,” the email from P.T. began. It quickly went downhill from there:

There is a massive Non-payment of mortgages going on in China right now.  The story that is being suppressed is that there were runs on banks in Shanghai China weeks ago.  Perhaps the radical ‘Lock Down’ that happened in Shanghai was just a way to suppress the bank runs.  If people shouted a bit too loud, pounded their fists a bit too much, they would get classified as Covid Risk Contagious, get thrown into one of the Quarantine Camps and never be hear from again. Read More

07.23.22- Biden to Declare Climate Emergency!
Jon Rappoport

It is proven beyond all doubt, it is a fact beyond all dispute: A climate emergency is upon us.

Earth is down with a mighty fever. Even the polar ice has vanished.

Reports The Washington Post:

The Arctic seems to be warming up. Reports all point to a radical change in climatic conditions, and hitherto unheard-of high temperatures in that part of the Earth’s surface… The eastern Arctic has steadily gotten warmer, and today the Arctic of that region is not recognizable as the same region of about 50 years ago. Many old landmarks have changed as to be unrecognizable. Where formerly great masses of ice were found, there are now often moraines, accumulations of earth and stones. Read More

07.22.22- The 3 Phases of Retirement Saving (Plus, How to Avoid the #1 Mistake)
Peter Reagan

Saving or planning to save for retirement in 2022 is getting more challenging as each day passes.

Inflation is still accelerating and stealing your purchasing power at an annual rate of 9.1%. The Dow Jones, S&P 500, and NASDAQ are all violently uncertain. The housing market is falling apart at the same time. Read More

07.21.22- Why Keep a Government
That Fails Us?

Andrew P. Napolitano

The failure of law enforcement at all levels — local, state and federal — to protect 19 children who were slaughtered by a madman in Uvalde, Texas, in May has raised serious questions about the role of police in our once-free society. Admittedly, the Uvalde case was extreme, as 376 armed police officers did little or nothing to stop the slaughter perpetrated by one madman. There was no command and control; the decisions made on the scene were chaotic and farcical; and the essence of what law enforcement did was to shield itself from harm, rather than stop the harm. Read More

07.20.22- Economists and Financial Analysts
are Not the Brightest Fish in the Sewer System

David Haggith

The ability of humans to believe whatever lie they want to believe never comes in lower than I expect, but it sometimes manages to come in even higher. Nowhere has that been more transparently true than in economics where everyday I read people in the financial media who must surely have IQs somewhere above a hundred but who write as if their brain were a rotten peanut inside a hollow shell. I call it economic denial, and this week provided some glaring examples around the hypersonic inflation data that came out and the sickly retail data. Read More

07.19.22- Falling From Grace
Jeff Thomas

Years ago, Doug Casey mentioned in a correspondence to me, “Empires fall from grace with alarming speed.”

Every now and then, you receive a comment that, although it may have been stated casually, has a lasting effect, as it offers uncommon insight. For me, this was one of those and it’s one that I’ve kept handy at my desk since that time, as a reminder. Read More

07.18.22- The Strangest Recession
Of Our Lifetimes

Jeffrey Tucker

The evidence of economic weakness and decline fill the headlines day by day, with major banks reporting lower earnings, big box stores with excess inventories, home sales skidding, and consumer sentiment crashing.

Meanwhile, inflation in all sectors is raging so high and hot that it has overtaken every other issue that polls say matter in the lives of average Americans. Read More

07.16.22-Don't Fall For It (EVs)
Karl Denninger

Even Fox News is in the tank for the crazy these days…

When asked about the top concerns preventing them from making the jump from gas to electric, 61% cited charging logistics, followed by 55% saying the number of miles the vehicle can go per charge and 52% saying the costs of buying and maintaining an electric-only vehicle.

The  “jump” eh?

Yeah, about that jump…. its likely to be off a pier. Read More

07.15.22- 8 Tips for Prepping in Suburbia
and the City

Daisy Luther

If you aren’t already living on your dream acreage in the country, you may need to settle in for the long haul wherever you are. I’ve written many times about the importance of “blooming where you’re planted” – heck, I even created a course about it. But with our current economic situation, you may need to get serious about prepping in the city or suburbia if that’s where you happen to be.

I’ve lived a whole lot of places – way out in the boondocks, on a little homestead, in suburbia, in Europe, in Mexico, and currently, in an apartment in a large city. In each and every one of those homes, I prepped to the best of my ability. Read More

07.14.22- Not Fully Prepared for the Imminent Recession? Start Here
Peter Reagan

The economy is nearing a point where heading into a deep recession seems inevitable. Even Bank of America experts say a “severe recession” is necessary to cool inflation.

And that cooling needs to start sooner rather than later. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their latest update just today, we’re seeing 9.1% year-over-year inflation: Read More

07.13.22- Something That We Have Been Waiting For Just Happened, And It Is A Really Bad Sign…
Michael Snyder

There has been a lot of talk recently about “the death of the dollar”, but the truth is that the euro is in far bigger trouble.  Inflation in the eurozone has risen to truly frightening levels, and the war in Ukraine threatens to plunge the major economies of Europe into a very deep recession.  Russia holds the key, because if Russia completely cuts off the flow of natural gas to Europe it really will cause an unprecedented economic nightmare.  Even now, energy prices in Europe have already soared to absolutely insane levels, and the Russians could make things much, much worse with a single decision. Read More

07.12.22- It’s Not Working
James Howard Kunstler

…if you’re reading this personal lamentation, consider bending toward simplicity….

This summer’s weather is perfect now in the Hudson Valley: warm, sunny days for primping the garden and cool nights that invite deep sleep. Zucchini and cukes are coming on, along with currants, gooseberries, blueberries. Unseen underground, the potatoes swell. The chickens range happily over their daily smorgasbord of bugs. At midnight, fireflies blink in the orchard. On the human side, though — commerce, culture, and politics — nothing works. At least not here in America. Sigh…. Read More

07.11.22- Does the American State Deserve Collapse?
MN Gordon

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.”

– Marcus Aurelius

What Took So Long?

Monetary, fiscal, economic, political, and military affairs are tightly interwoven into the fabric of a nation.  The primary thread extending throughout is the state’s endless desire to dominate and centralize the supply of money. Read More

07.09.22- America Under Siege – A special report about the war to take down

Mike Adams

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07.08.22- If There Is A Nuclear War Between The U.S. And Russia, Most Americans Will Die By Starving To Death
Michael Snyder

Can you imagine what it would be like to literally starve to death?  Most Americans believe that if a nuclear war with Russia actually happens the vast majority of the U.S. population will be instantly wiped out.  But that is not what the science says.  What the studies have shown is that only about 20 percentof the U.S. population will be instantly killed during a nuclear exchange.  If you live near a military base or some other highly strategic target you will probably be among that 20 percent.  Otherwise, it is likely that you will starve to death during the horrifying “nuclear winter” that follows.Read More

07.07.22- The U.S., Just Another Inflation – Seeking Banana Republic
Matthew Piepenburg

What the U.S. in particular, and the West in general, are failing to confess is that today’s so-called “Developed Economies” are in actual fact more like yesterday’s debt-straddled Emerging Market economies, and like a real banana republic, the only option ahead for our clueless elites is inflationary (and intentionally so).

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07.06.22- Biden Moving to Close Largest Oil Field In US, Accounting for 40% of All Domestic Production

Most market participants have been surprised by the last six months. The total return of the US Treasury Index was the worst since 1788 according to Deutsche Bank.

Stocks closed June with one of the largest corrections since 2008. Bonds and equities are falling in unison, driven by rate hikes and normalization of monetary policy. Read More

07.05.22- The Founders Loved Jury Trials. Almost No One Gets One Anymore.
Billy Binion

John Adams called jury trials part of the "heart and lungs of liberty." Today, defendants are often punished for exercising that very right.

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07.04.22- Is There Hope for the US?
Jeff Thomas

For the entire lives of anyone under the age of seventy-five, the US has been at the top of the heap in almost every way. For decades, it had greater freedom, greater prosperity and higher production than any other country in the world. America was a cornucopia – the centre for innovation and trends in technology, the arts and social development. And today, many Americans, even if they complain about changes for the worse in their country, come back quickly to say, “This is still the greatest country in the world.” Or, “Everybody is still trying to come here.” Read More

07.02.22- Independence Day
James Howard Kunstler

Life for us will get simpler, for sure, but it doesn’t have to be a trip back to the eleventh century….

The Party of Chaos is draping its narrow shoulders in black crepe this Fourth of July, putting on funereal airs, which is actually just another cynical act in their remorseless performance of pretending to care about our country, as everything they touch goes to shit, blood, and ruin. Anything not that, they would like you believe, is “right-wing extremism” and “domestic terrorism.” Such as reminding your fellow citizens that there’s an upside to the rule-of-law and free speech, two niceties of the constitution the Party of Chaos is working hard to dispose of. Read More

07.01.22- A quarter of Americans open to taking up arms against government, poll says
The Guardian

Survey of 1,000 registered US voters also reveals that most Americans agree government is ‘corrupt and rigged’

More than one quarter of US residents feel so estranged from their government that they feel it might “soon be necessary to take up arms” against it, a poll released on Thursday claimed. Read More

06.30.22- Social Security to Be Drastically Cut, Here’s When
Peter Reagan

Retirement security is an important concept. Unfortunately, corporate media spin and politicians who like to meddle with retirement plans muddy the definition and obscure exactly what it means.

For example, one of the more recent attempts by lawmakers to meddle with retirement was a piece of legislation known in the media as SECURE 2.0. Read More

06.29.22- The Time of Our Time
James Howard Kunstler

Let’s face it: most people will not read Justice Alito’s carefully crafted arguments about what the constitution says or doesn’t say about abortion, or the meaning of “ordered liberty” through our history. We do not live in history. We live in the time of our time. And, until just recently, this has been a time that discarded former modes of conduct between men, women, and children as inconvenient to the presumably greater project of self-actualization. Read More

06.28.22- Concurrent deflation and hyperinflation will ravage the world
Egon von Greyerz

FLATION will be the keyword in coming years. The world will simultaneously experience 


stagFLATION and eventually  hyperinFLATION.

I have forecasted these FLATIONARY events, which will hit the world in several articles in the past. Here is a link to an article from 2016. Read More

06.27.22- The Deeply Satisfying Destruction of the Ruling Elite
Scott McKay

They’ve earned every humiliation that’s coming to them.

In February, far-left San Francisco underwent a political shock quite appropriate to a city used to the ground shifting under its feet. But the recall election in which three members of the local school board were blown out of office should be reverberating across the country as a warning of a massive earthquake to come. Read More

06.25.22- The Drumbeat Morphs
Robert M. Hamburger

In my March 18, 2021 post I suggested that we might be up to as many as four “vaccine” doses by September 2022. The FDA beat my prediction by six months, approving the fourth dose on March 25, 2022. Four doses ... because the first three did not do what was represented.

At first they (pharmaceuticals, government, media) told us that two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna products, or one of the Johnson & Johnson product, would prevent infection and stop transmission. With a mere six months of testing before administering the still experimental drug to the general population, the FDA and the mRNA injection manufacturers had no way of knowing how quickly the effectiveness would wane. Read More

06.24.22- Exile On Main Street - The Sound Of The Unipolar World Fading Away
Pepe Escobar

The future world order, already in progress, will be formed by strong sovereign states. The ship has sailed. There’s no turning back.

Let’s cut to the chase and roll in the Putin Top Ten of the New Era, announced by the Russian President live at the St. Petersburg forum  for both the Global North and South.

The era of the unipolar world is over. Read More

06.23.22- The Triumph of Death
Chris Hedges

It is hard to be sanguine about the future. The breakdown of the ecosystem is well documented. So is the refusal of the global ruling elite to pursue measures that might mitigate the devastation. We accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels, wallow in profligate consumption, including our consumption of livestock, and make new wars as if we are gripped by a Freudian death wish. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Conquest, War, Famine and Death – gallop into the 21st century. Read More

06.22.22- From the Eccles Building to Vegas: The Fed Enables the Worst Ponzi Schemes
Douglas French

It seems a short leap from Robinhood or Coinbase to a Ponzi scheme. “Investing is simple here,” Robinhood’s website leads. “Start building your portfolio with just $1.” Scroll down a bit on coinbase.com, and it says, “Take control of your money.” Charles Ponzi himself, called “a wizard of finance” in 1920, was “the discoverer of wealth and happiness.” Common folk cheered the dapper five-foot, two-inch Italian while lining up, desperate to hand Ponzi their savings and earn a 50 percent return in forty-five days. Read More

06.21.22- Why one of the wealthiest empires in history disintegrated in 17 years
Simon Black

On June 17, 1631, the 38-year old chief consort of Shah Jahan, head of the Mughal Empire, was giving birth to their 14th child in the central Indian city of Burhanpur.

It had been a long and extremely difficult labor– more than 30 hours in total. But the consort persisted and gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The consort herself, unfortunately, succumbed to uncontrollable postpartum bleeding, and she passed away that same day.Read More

06.20.22- Stupid is as Stupid Does
Brian Wilson

There are reasons a’plenty how and why Republicans have earned the title “Stupid Party”. Their motto is similarly appropriate: “We never pass up an opportunity to pass  up an opportunity!” With the mid-terms rapidly approaching, elected, appointed, former and wanna-be Elephants have taken to print and air to add another merit badge to their collection of Dimwittery. Read More

06.18.22- If The Streets Of America Are This Chaotic Now, What Will They Be Like When Things Really Start Hitting The Fan?
Michael Snyder

If you are not alarmed by what is happening to our largest cities, you should check to see if you still have a pulse.  Once upon a time, the beautiful new cities that our forefathers constructed were the envy of the entire planet, but now many of them have degenerated into crime-infested hellholes that are absolutely teeming with violent predators.  Shoplifting has essentially become a national pastime, open air drug markets operate freely right under the noses of indifferent authorities, and addicts pull down their pants and take a dump whenever and wherever they feel like doing so. Read More

06.17.22- The Citizenry’s Willingness to Surrender their Freedoms Risks a Potential Dissolution or Civil War
Steve McCann

Over the past two decades, far too many citizens of the United States have willingly surrendered their rights and freedoms and now they are on the cusp of being unrestorable.  This erosion and voluntary forfeiture have empowered the ruling elites/radical left.  Ominous societal conditions have been created that risk national dissolution or a civil war.

Three events in the past twenty-one years have been the primary catalysts that have accelerated and exacerbated this seemingly irreversible outcome. Read More

06.16.22- These People Never Learn
Jim Rickards

Here’s the good news: The stock market didn’t lose nearly as much today as it did yesterday. The Nasdaq even posted a 19-point gain.

Of course the Dow still lost another 151 points and the S&P lost another 14. The S&P slipped into bear market territory yesterday, which doesn’t bode well for the economy. Read More

06.15.22- If you are Leveraged,
get Unleveraged or Lose it all

Bob Moriarty

I have been predicting an instant replay of both 2008 and 1929 for months. It is clearly here. 

This is the monster crash I was calling for all of last year. I want to be 100% up front, if you are holding any leveraged position in anything, get out of it or you are going to lose everything. We are in a giant liquidity event. It is going to get far worse. Read More

06.14.22- Preparing for the Reality
of Financial Collapse

Dr. Joseph Mercola

Financial experts and insiders have, for well over a decade, warned that a collapse of the U.S. currency is a mathematical inevitability, and this collapse will have global ramifications, as the dollar is the world’s reserve currency

U.S. inflation is currently at 8.3%, but in some markets, it’s in the double digits. Used car sales, for example, have seen an inflation rate of 22.7% in the past 12 months. Globally, food prices increased by 29.8% between April 2021 and April 2022 Read More

06.13.22- The Lies of Davos, the Developing Global Food Crisis, and Mass Starvation
J. Kim

and a sneak preview of the coming next big global crisis, courtesy of the New World Order

If you reference these commodity charts of soaring inflation I produced nearly a year ago, I illustrated that year over year, in mid-2021, corn had already nearly doubled in price and wheat had soared almost 40%. This was well before any of the bankers started blaming Russia for soaring wheat and corn staples because of the Russia invasion of Ukraine at the end of February of this year. Read More

06.11.22- A Call To Arms: Teachers In Conservative States Are Volunteering
To Carry Guns

Darlene MCormick Sanchez

Crosses and flowers laid out in the public square of the grief-stricken town Uvalde, where a teen gunman killed 19 students and two teachers, are an all-too-familiar scene igniting a call to arms for teachers in Texas and beyond.

The Republican-led Texas legislature is addressing the twin issues of school safety and mass violence following the May 24 Uvalde, Texas, school shooting. Committees of lawmakers are reviewing past legislative efforts, such as the Guardian and Marshal programs that allow teachers to carry firearms in the hopes of hardening schools as targets. Read More

06.10.22- Eyes Wide Shut
Ted Butler

Paul Krugman, the economist whose work you either love or hate, had a compelling editorial this week in the NY Times, titled, “From the Big Short to the Big Scam”, in which he compared the real estate bubble of 2006 and subsequent crash to cryptocurrencies today. Because the article was behind a subscription paywall, I’ll not link it here, and my purpose today is not to agree nor disagree with Krugman’s connection of the real estate bubble/bust to crypto’s, but to bring out a most astute observation he made. Read More

06.09.22- Inflation Will Price Many Americans Into Homelessness
Brandon Smith

One of the most detrimental aspects of an inflationary or stagflationary crisis is that, in most cases, housing costs tend to rise while home sales fall.

It might seem counterintuitive; one would assume that as sales fall so should prices, but this is the upside-down world of inflation. Certain commodities and products, usually necessities, almost always skyrocket in price, ultimately driving most American families out of the market completely. Read More

06.08.22- Democrats, MSM And DOJ Drop Bombshell On Themselves And Their Last Shred Of Credibility, Proving Gargantuan Cover-Up Of 'Clinton Dead Pool' And Jeffrey Epstein Client List
Hailey Sanibel

‘Mysteriously Dead Bodies’ Keep Following ‘Hill And Bill’ Wherever They Go!

ANP: With the recent revelations that the ‘suicide‘ of former top Bill Clinton advisor, Mark Middleton, who died at the age of 59 on May 7th, was accomplished by Middleton HANGING HIMSELF in a tree before releasing a shotgun blast into his own body. Read More

06.07.22- Swamp Gas
James Howard Kunstler

Consider that, if nothing else, John Durham knows a lot more about all this business, and that might include some things that we don’t know….

On Monday, Michael Sussmann, Esq., was released like an undersized crawdad  back into the fetid waters of the DC swamp by a jury of his peers — meaning fellow DNC contributors — despite compelling evidence of his guilt. Special Counsel John Durham took the loss with stoical equanimity, leading some to suspect that he was in on yet another ritual humiliation for the out-group of Americans who might call themselves We-the-Not Insane. Read More

06.06.22- What’s Really Behind The Left's Agenda To Disarm Americans Should Alarm Us To The Core! Look At What They Are Willing To Do To Kill Children, Consider What They Are Willing To Do To Us
Mike Whitney

In a perfect world, evil would not exist and no one would ever be murdered in so abhorrent, horrific manners as we regularly witness. Life would be wonderful and rosy and everyone would love one another, but the world we have is far from perfect and people die every day, sometimes in most horrible ways that make one shudder. We cannot let our fear of death move us to make our world so safe and secure that we relinquish and abandon every last vestige of our freedom and individual liberty. Read More

06.04.22- The Value of High Costs
Michael Maharrey

Among the great pleasures of mastering the economic way of thinking is the access one gains to a stream of intriguing surprises. Without doubt, the most famous and important of these surprises is the understanding that productive economic order can arise without anyone planning such an order. In a reasonably well-functioning system of private property rights, each person’s pursuit of his or her own individually chosen goals contributes to a pattern of resource use that better enables the satisfaction of the individually chosen goals of countless strangers. Read More

06.03.22- Is “Normalcy Bias” Blinding Us to the Looming Economic Storm?
Michael Maharrey

Average people are worried about the economy.Consumer confidence has been falling. People undoubtedly feel the squeeze of inflation. But despite their general discontent, most people don’t seem to think a severe economic downturn is imminent - despite many warning signs. Read More

06.02.22- The Bright Side for Investors
Brian Maher

“A man with money meets a man with experience,” begins an old Wall Street chestnut, concluding that:

“The man with the experience leaves with the money, while the man with money leaves with experience.”

We hazard that many moneyed men — flush with stock market winnings and faith in the Federal Reserve’s backstopping — have met experienced men recently. Read More

06.01.22- If We Are to Survive We Must Learn to Ask the Right Questions
Paul Craig Roberts

Reading Ngaio Marsh’s Scales of Justice I realized that the word, “impertinence” has gone out of use.  Indeed, what was once an outrage is now so common that no one recognizes it as impertinence.

Impertinence has become accepted routine behavior and is no longer recognized when it occurs. Read More

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