by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse:
Do you think that the price of food is high now? Just wait. If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade. Global demand for food continues to rise steadily as crippling droughts ravage key agricultural regions all over the planet. You see, it isn’t just the multi-year California drought that is affecting food prices. Down in Brazil (one of the leading exporters of food in the world), the drought has gotten so bad that 142 cities were rationing water at one point earlier this year. And outbreaks of disease are also having a significant impact on our food supply. A devastating pig virus that has never been seen in the U.S. before has already killed up to 6 million pigs. Even if nothing else bad happens (and that is a very questionable assumption to make), our food prices are going to be moving aggressively upward for the foreseeable future. But what if something does happen? In recent years, global food reserves have dipped to extremely low levels, and a single major global event (war, pandemic, terror attack, planetary natural disaster, etc.) could create an unprecedented global food crisis very rapidly.
Read More @ TheEconomicCollapse.com
[Ed. Note: If you haven't listened to this one yet, or if you chose to turn it off the minute Christianity was brought up, please at least listen to the short piece from 21:05 - 22:15.]
from SGT Report.com:
Tim Brown, an amazing Patriot who runs Freedom Outpost.com joins me to discuss the latest in the Cliven Bundy-BLM situation – and we both agree, it’s not over.
We discuss the evil that motivates these unconstitutional acts of government aggression which includes UN Agenda 21, elite Luciferian belief systems and the Spiritual warfare that flourishes on planet earth.
Thanks for joining us, and happy Easter.
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by Koos Jansen, In Gold We Trust:
A four part Al Jazeera documentary about the history of oil cartels and how geo-political relations are dominated by oil. This documentary may shine some more light on the current tensions in the Ukraine, Syria and the East China Sea archipelago.
Watch Parts 2,3,4 @ InGoldWeTrust.com
by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
A French research institute working on various deadly viruses, including SARS, has apparently misplaced thousands of tubes and no one is quite sure where they went.
A routine inventory check at Paris’ Pasteur Institute revealed that 2,349 tubes containing fragments of the virus responsible for the deaths of 774 people in 2002 were missing, the centre named after French chemist Louis Pasteur said.
It is not clear how the tubes disappeared from one of the institute’s safest laboratories. Management were made aware of the loss in January, Le Monde newspaper reported.
For weeks, staff at the institute tried to find the missing vials, general director Christian Bréchot said.
Read More @ SHTFPlan.com
“All governments had better open their eyes for we are on the brink of a major convergence between both the Cycle of Civil Unrest, Civil War & Revolution and International War.”
by Ken Jorgustin, Modern Survival Blog:
The statement from Martin Armstrong via Armstrong Economics Blog is a chilling one in that if true – the times ahead will look nothing like life as we knew it up until now.
Armstrong points out that this is the first time we have seen this convergence since the 1700s.
He says “We have been warning that 2014 is the beginning of a new cycle that will see a highly unusual convergence between our domestic (civil unrest & revolution) and international war model – for the first time since…the US and French Revolutions and the fall of monarchy.”
We are starting to see this in the West where memories of previous events still linger deep wounds from 1992.
Read More @ ModernSurvivalBlog.com
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“Senator” Harry Reid calls Bundy Ranch supporters “Domestic Terrorists” which , Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes calls his vitriol “ludicrous”, because it is. It’s “uniquely American”, Rhodes says.
And as Oath Keepers and patriots roast under the Nevada sun, many more freedom-loving Americans are beginning to arrive from all over the country to relieve those already in place. Stewart Rhodes made the call for logistical support a couple days ago, and patriots responded from as far away as Alaska to stand side-by-side with the former Army paratrooper. Here is the latest audio update from Stewart in Bunkerville, Nevada.
by Mike Adams, Natural News:
Everything you and I are doing right now to try to save humanity and the planet probably won’t matter in a hundred years. That’s not my own conclusion; it’s the conclusion of computer scientist Steve Omohundro, author of a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.
His paper, entitled Autonomous technology and the greater human good, opens with this ominous warning (1)
Military and economic pressures are driving the rapid development of autonomous systems. We show that these systems are likely to behave in anti-social and harmful ways unless they are very carefully designed. Designers will be motivated to create systems that act approximately rationally and rational systems exhibit universal drives towards self-protection, resource acquisition, replication and efficiency. The current computing infrastructure would be vulnerable to unconstrained systems with these drives.
Read More @ NaturalNews.com
King World News interviewed the former White House official who was Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy and a former member of the U.S. President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, also known as the Plunge Protection Team, or PPT.
Eric King: “The last time we spoke you discussed gold (when the gold price was being crushed in mid-2013). The gold market, they (central planners) have had a lockdown on gold. You talked about the governments coming in and doing that from time-to-time. At one point (in your previous interview) you were talking about the government manipulation in gold and you said:
“There are times when the presence of extremely large players, like governments, will move the price way more than normal. You just have to whisper at it (the price of gold), and you can move it big time. Are governments good at that? Yes, they are good at that.”
Dr. Phillippa Malmgren Continues @ KingWorldNews.com
by Michael Snyder, The Truth Wins:
In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested. We have entered an era where biometric security is being hailed as the “solution” to the antiquated security methods of the past. We are being promised that the constant problems that hackers are causing with our credit cards, bank accounts, ATM machines and Internet passwords will all go away once we switch over to biometric identification. And without a doubt, we have some massive security problems that need to be addressed. But do you really want a machine to read your face or your hand before you are able to buy anything, sell anything or log on to the Internet? Do you really want “the system” to be able to know where you are, what you are buying and what you are doing at virtually all times? Biometric security systems are being promoted as “cool” and “cutting edge”, but there is also potentially a very dark side to them that should not be ignored.
Read More @ TheTruthWins.com
Dirty Harry Reid calls supporters of Nevada rancher Bundy ‘domestic terrorists’. Reid referred to Bundy supporters as “Nothing more than domestic terrorists,” adding, “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.” I don’t know about you but I’m tired of hearing that those who disagree with tyrants like Dirty Harry, Obama, Boehner and the entire traitorous bunch are terrorists. The only terrorist America needs to fear is the gov’t they have twisted, corrupted and bent to their evil machinations. Harry Reid is a terrorist of the American People.
by LAT, Survival Blog:
This article is not about practical survival skills; it’s quite the opposite. It is a pre-collapse idea only and will disappear post-SHTF. Why this is useful information is that it’s an idea that may let you make the leap to living at your retreat full-time sooner and help you make ends meet while other income sources are developed. It is a plan for your home-based business, requiring no start up capital, and it’s a job for which you are already hired. You won’t have to leave the house to work or to get paid. There is actually no selling either.
I, like many of you, am a stay-at-home mom. My husband works full time outside of the home and also works side jobs when he can. We took JWR’s advice about diversifying our income, and in addition to taking care of the household, raising children, gardening, and so on, I have a small home-based business. We are savers and are able to meet all of our needs with these income sources. However, there are still a few times a year when it seems like there is too much month left at the end of the money.
Read More @ SurvivalBlog.com
from SRS Rocco:
There is an insidious Dark Side to the silver mining industry that goes unnoticed by the majority of investors and analysts. Actually, I haven’t come across one miniyng analyst who puts out comprehensive data on this very subject for the silver mining industry.
According to my figures for 2013, the top primary silver miners suffered the lowest average silver yield ever. That’s correct… another year of declining ore grades and yields.
Looking at the chart below, the top 6 primary silver miners average yield for 2013 was 7.6 ounce a tonne (oz/t) compared to the 8.1 oz/t recorded in 2012. Thus, the top miners shed another half ounce of silver yield… falling 6% in 2013.
Read More @ SRSroccoReport.com
by Monty Pelerin, The Burning Platform:
What happens when the biggest bully around gets confronted by someone who refuses to be bullied? Usually the bully backs down and avoids a confrontation. But what happens if the one doing the confrontation is himself a bully? What happens if he won’t allow the other to back down?
The answer to that question is playing out between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. Obama is the first bully and Putin the second bully. Ukraine provides the convenient vehicle for Putin to ridicule and embarrass a man Putin considers all form and no substance.
Vladimir Putin is hardly a perfect man. There is little to like about him. His history and his methods are those of the old Soviet Union. He competed, survived and thrived in the rough and tumble world of the KGB. He was tested and hardened by that process. He understands the cost of being wrong. He is tough and a no-nonsense guy who believes the Soviet Union should rise again. He achieved and won in competitive environments most of us probably don’t want to imagine. He is a man of substance even though his methods or achievements may not be pleasant.
Read More @ TheBurningPlatform.com
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
In 2010, an executive summary from the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission, warned that an EMP would destroy the power grid, or at minimum, would seriously damage it. The most malicious threat would be a High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP). A HEMP attack would have a devastating impact on all the normal channels of government coordination and communication, including intelligence and data gathering assets, and nuclear forensics. Indeed, with a severe societal breakdown, the basic continuity of government agencies would be at risk. Under such circumstances, it is judged unlikely that the source of a HEMP attack, given even a minimal attempt to disguise it, would ever be known. And who leads the way in the development of EMP weapons? Who has our government officials given unbridled access to the inner workings of our power to? It would be Senator Reid’s good friends, the ENN corporation controlled by the Chinese military.
Would we be so naïve as to allow an armed Chinese peacekeeping force onto American soil in the event that this happened? Former CIA agent, Dr. Jim Garrow explains how the actions of an Army General, an Air Force General, and a Navy Admiral, who were in charge of safeguarding the nation’s nuclear stockpile, saved the lives of 300 million Americans from the catastrophic effects of a planned false flag EMP attack on the United States.
Read More @ Thecommonsenseshow.com
by Kurt Nimmo, Infowars:
Senator Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who urged punishing the Russian people in response to Crimeans voting to secede from post-coup Ukraine, questioned CIA boss John Brennan’s recent trip.
“What message does it send to have John Brennan, the head of the CIA in Kiev, meeting with the interim government? Does that not confirm the worst paranoia on the part of the Russians and those who see the Kiev government as essentially a puppet of the West?” Murphy said on MSNBC earlier this week.
“I don’t know the wisdom of having Brennan there. We ultimately don’t want this to be viewed as a proxy fight between the United States and Russia.”
Read More @ Infowars.com
by Chris Carrington, The Daily Sheeple:
Even though an agreement has been reached in Geneva regarding a de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis, Obama is once again messing things up by attempting to speak without a script.
As well as the “I’ll believe it when I see it” comment broadcast by the BBC, he has all but called out Putin with his comments of the superior military might of the USA.
”Not only have Russians gone into Crimea and annexed it in illegal fashion … but what they have also done is supported, at minimum, non-state militias in southern and eastern Ukraine…They are not interested in any kind of military confrontation with us, understanding that our conventional forces are significantly superior to the Russians.” (source)
Read More @ TheDailySheeple.com