Contrary to what’s being widely suggested today in dramatic alt-media headlines, Obama is not banning your 5.56 AR-15 ammo. The issue at hand here is a lot more nuanced than that, and the culprit in this case is the ATF not Obama specifically. SGT Report contributor and firearms expert Mark S. Mann joins us to explain.
In this episode of documenting the collapse we meet up with researcher David Quintieri, author of The Money GPS. You can find David’s work online and on You Tube by the same name.
David and I discuss the Pentagon’s ongoing proxy wars, economic warfare and the crumbling US economy.
David notes, “The real wealth of the people is declining year over year. The people have lost faith in their government while at the same time they are more dependent on their government, and this is going to hit a tipping point and then we are going to have a very big problem.”
We also discuss cyber warfare, the collapsing derivatives bubble, and the very real danger of NATO and the United States pushing Putin into a new world war which could easily go thermonuclear. Buckle up, and thanks for tuning in.
The latest figures for net gold exports from Hong Kong into China confirm the latter nation’s strong demand in the run up to the Chinese New Year holiday. The figure for January was 76 tonnes, up from 71 tonnes in December, but it should be realised that this Hong Kong figure relates specifically to Chinese gold imports – not total demand – and then only to a diminishing proportion of the Asian dragon’s total gold imports. If one views known export levels from the U.S. and Switzerland, where official statistics differentiate between gold going to Hong Kong and to mainland China direct, then the percentage moving in via Hong Kong is perhaps only 60% of total Chinese gold imports – still significant, but well below earlier years when Hong Kong will have accounted for perhaps 90% or more of total Chinese gold imports and was thus used as a proxy by Western analysts for the total figure – a pattern which continues today in much mainstream media coverage of Chinese gold import figures. Last year China relaxed import controls to allow far more direct shipments via other ports of entry – notably Shanghai and Beijing which has reduced the amounts routed through Hong Kong.
If we assume 40% of Chinese gold imports are now going direct to the mainland rather than via Hong Kong, then China’s total gold imports in January will have been a little over 100 tonnes – perhaps still a low figure in relation to mainland China’s assumed total gold consumption in January of just over 250 tonnes according to Shanghai Gold Exchange withdrawal figures.
With the House set to debate a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to avert the looming DHS shutdown today, mainstream media is doing its usual thing with the DHS narrative. Story after story about the DHS shutdown from mainstream media is angled with doom and drama. Gasp! If DHS shuts down, whatever shall we do? Who is to blame? Democrats or Republicans? As usual, the most important point is being overlooked by MSM:
A DHS shutdown would be f—ing awesome! Let’s face it, there has been nothing but ++fascism and civil liberty abuses since DHS was founded on November 25, 2002. Packaged on the heels of the Patriot Act and Bush’s weapons of mass destruction lies about Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security is a central hub for some of America’s most inadequate and tyrannical government agencies.
So let’s indulge and take a look at why the looming DHS shutdown is the best thing that will never happen (at least not voluntarily), shall we?
Suicide may be linked to air pollution, according to new research that finds spikes in completed suicides in the days following peak pollution levels.
Concerningly, this finding by scientists in the USA has been duplicated by other studies which have been conducted in South Korea, Taiwan, and Canada. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. This statistic is higher in those states which regularly produce higher amounts of air pollution near populated areas.
Many agree that suicide is to a great extent a product of mental illness. Different types of mental illness can precipitate different kinds of thoughts and feelings which can drive a person to taking their own lives. That air pollution can contribute to various mental disorders is a key link which everyone ought to be aware of.
Just nine hours after tweeting “Putin annexed Crimea and is now handing over Siberia to the Chinese,” and three ours after calling for a “Russian Spring” march, prominent Vladimir Putin critic and opposition politician (who back in 1997 was also deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation) Boris Nemtsov, has been killed in the center of Moscow. As The BBC notes, the Russian opposition politician and former deputy PM was shot to death on a Moscow street. Life News is reporting he was shot in the chest four times on a street very close to Red Square.
Africa has high Internet and cell phone charges because it uses European and US Satellites and has to pay extra for this service. But, as Cameron is so fond of saying about certain people, Ghaddafi “had to go!” If Africa had it’s own Satellite, they would no longer be slaves to the US and Europe. Then Hilary Clinton came, she saw and Ghaddafi died. End of story. But wait… not so fast.
The really interesting part of this whole story is not the Satellite, it is not Israel, the PLO and Hamas. It is not even Israel and the PLO wanting covert South African agents to infiltrate Hamas. No! Not at all.
In fact, effective demand is extraordinarily weak…”The way I measure it, it’s probably tantamount to what we saw in the later stages of the Great Depression. – Alan Greenspan on CNBC (interview link)
I have been suggesting for quite some time now that the underlying demand in this country is far weaker than is represented by the “seasonally adjusted, annualized rate” statistical vomit that the Government and industry marketing associations throw in our face on a daily basis.
In fact, I suggested in late November that the crashing price of oil was likely the “black swan” that no one saw coming (link) – not one single Wall Street analyst was forecasting a decline in the price of oil. I further surmised that the crashing price of oil was primarily a result of extraordinarily weak demand not just globally but specifically and especially here in the U.S. Subsequent reports for December and January retail sales showing almost 1% declines in each month further validated my analysis.
Finance ministers in the Eurozone appear to have had a free lesson in game theory from Professor Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister.
At the time of writing Greece’s future in the Eurozone is far from secured, but it appears that Greece has achieved something.
He gave his fellow finance ministers a deal they dared not refuse, though it still has to be ratified by some parliaments, including Germany’s today. Varoufakis almost certainly understands that the Eurozone is in a weaker position than the bureaucrats and finance ministers themselves believed. It was important for them to become aware of this reality, which was central to his approach. It appears that under the Lisbon Treaty, Eurozone states cannot expel Greece: she can only leave with everyone’s unanimous agreement, including her own.
Few asked throughout the Ukraine civil war is just whose side is China leaning toward, after all the precarious balance of power between NATO and Russia had resulted in a stalemate in which neither side has an obvious advantage (even as the Ukraine economy died, and its currency hyperinflated, waiting for a clear winner), and the explicit or implicit support of China to either camp would make all the difference in the world, and perhaps the world’s most formidable axis. Today we finally got the answer. China’s ambassador to Belgium, was quoted as blaming competition between Russia and the West for the Ukraine crisis, urging Western powers to “abandon the zero-sum mentality” with Russia. Reuters assessment of Xing speech: “an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow’s position in the crisis.” At least it is not a warning to the US to back off or else. Yet.
The total solar eclipse on March 20th falls on Nisan 1, which is the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar. According to Jewish tradition, a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 is a sign of judgment. And this has certainly been true in the past. For example, there was a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 in 70 AD. Later that year, the Romans attacked Jerusalem and completely destroyed the Temple. What makes all of this even more interesting is the fact that the solar eclipse on March 20th falls right in the middle of the blood moon tetrad, and it also happens to fall during the Shemitah year. If you are not a believer, you may be tempted to dismiss all of this as some sort of extremely bizarre coincidence. If you are a believer, you also might be skeptical. But by the end of this article, at least you will understand what so many people are talking about right now.
Don’t you love it when ordinary citizens bring justice to bear on corrupt politicians? Isn’t it even sweeter when our veterans do it? Well, that was what two military veterans did in Illinois to the Clark County Park District Board last year.
Illinois, like many states, is filled with corrupt politicians from the state legislature on down to the city and county level.
So, what are those that these corrupt public servants supposed to do about it? Two of them took action.
A three ring circus is performing – to entertain and impoverish the western world.
Ring # 1: The Euro tragedy is “extending and pretending” into a Greek drama.
Ring # 2: Iraq 3.0 is in beta test mode based on weapons of mass propaganda.
Ring # 3: The conflict in Ukraine is performing flips followed by flops.
Aiding and abetting the circus acts are the global fiat currencies – the dollars, euros, yen, rubles, and what-have-you currencies that central banks print in excess to create the illusion of wealth and solvency. We have our devaluing fiat currencies or we can invest in a safety net – gold. It should be an easy choice!
Recently, I walked by our local Radio Shack. Strangely, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the generic clearance signs and the emptiness just beyond the glare and my reflection in the storefront glass. It was bizarre to see this fixture of my childhood almost – finally – gone.
I had to walk in. One last lap through the familiar sections. I knew each section — all the wires and kits. I remember the catalogues. The homey feeling. The quirky salespeople.
I suppose I hadn’t really needed Radio Shack for some time. And of course, I wasn’t alone.
At approximately noon on February 25, 2015, the Internet went down in a wide swath ranging from just north of Phoenix stretching to Flagstaff., Arizona. Internet service was restored the following day around 1pm local time.
The very first reports I received about the outage, coming out of Wickenburg and Prescott, was that the ISP from Century Link went down because a car crashed into a transformer. Shortly after that, reports stated that a construction crew hit a power line causing Internet service to go down. From the Phoenix media, we now know that this was the work of “vandals” who discovered where cables, buried several feet underground,were located in the midst of rough terrain. These “vandals” subsequently cut through the Internet cables which were inches to a foot thick and this was the cause this massive outage.
In order to fund the building of the Olympic village in Lake Placid, NY, for the famous 1980 winter games, the US federal government stipulated planners build with the intent of turning the grounds into a prison once the athletes left. The Resident from RT explains. – See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/us-turns-olympic-village-into-prison-naturally_022015#sthash.CgyaI8OC.dpuf
Every dog has his day. The shepherd breeds got theirs on Christmas with the limited release of American Sniper. The film gives mainstream traction to the idea that armed government employees are to society what guard dogs are to livestock. Rush Limbaugh couldn’t resist all the hype and crashed in January 27th. That’s when the schlock-jock declared himself an equal to a soldier, a cop or any other member of the packs that watch our backs. So far neither the Pentagon nor the constabulary has driven him back to the herd.
Going to the dogs is the latest craze for anyone looking to come off as a hero. If you haven’t heard about it stop grazing and listen up.
Over the last couple of years the US Military has faced significant cuts; cuts that defense experts say have decimated the military, and left the United States incredibly vulnerable in the process.
According to The Heritage Foundation’s “2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength” the United States is no longer equipped to fight two major wars simultaneously, something that we’ve been able to do since WWII.
The Defense Department’s two-MRC goal gives the U.S. military the ability to defeat one enemy while at the same time being able to prevent another aggressor — seeking to take advantage of the United States’ preoccupation with the first conflict — from defeating it in a separate conflict. That is no longer possible, according to the report.
Leonard Nimoy, known for his iconic character Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” has died, ABC News has confirmed via the actor’s granddaughter. He was 83.
Nimoy, who played first officer to William Shatner’s Captain Kirk on the Starship Enterprise in TV and movies, died Friday morning in Bel-Air, California, his granddaughter Madeleine Nimoy confirmed to ABC News.
His son Adam told the Associated Press that he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The actor revealed he was struggling with the ailment in 2014, according to the New York Times. Nimoy had been a smoker, which contributed to the ailment, before he gave up the habit years ago.