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Definition of Fascism: The State Controlling Our Bodies

from DavidIcke:

Dollar Drops, Stocks Fall, Exports Decline, Layoffs Increase, Economy Sinking!

from The Money GPS:

Citi Bank Warns That The World Economy Is In A Death Spiral

by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:


Some analysts — including those at Citi — have turned bearish on the world economy this year, following an equity rout in January and weaker economic data out of China and the U.S.

“The world appears to be trapped in a circular reference death spiral,” Citi strategists led by Jonathan Stubbs said in a report on Thursday.

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Don’t Look Now, But Something BIG Is Going On With Silver


Ever since the London silver fix broke late last week (for the first time in recorded history), silver has been on a tear. Granted, the dollar lost some ground over the past week, but it’s becoming clear that something BIG is going on in the silver market.

Not only did silver NOT respond to the criminal banking benchmark “fix” which attempted to set the price at $13.58 on January 28th, the price of silver has steadily risen ever since, today ending above $15.00.

Again, something BIG is going on with silver. As was reported, Historic Event: LBMA Silver Fix Breaks, on January 28th,  Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy for Saxo Bank, told FastMarkets “It is not a mistake. This could be the end of the fix.”

If you think that’s big news, the bleeding of silver inventories at the Comex over the past couple of weeks is the incredibly gripping subplot to this incredible story of the City of London’s graft.

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Hillary and Bernie Supporters in Their Own Words

from ReasonTV:

HOTEL CALIFORNIA ? Which Straw Will Break This Camel’s Back?

from Denali Guide’s Summit:

DO you have to pick one? Pretty much it could be anyone. They take your stock out behind the barn and shoot in the head. Game over. OK so its only wounded, say 20% in a day. Did it put you under water?

Where do we start ? Glencore is one tiny alphabet letter away from going to the lowest form of investment grade rating to JUNK. One letter. Hmmm. Not to dwell on that but is that the only piece of BAD news out there ?

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Banks Now Preparing For Emergency Scenarios

from X22Report:

Why We Won’t Have a “Lehman Moment” in the 2016 Crash

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

What the central banks cannot do is create productive places to invest the credit they’ve generated in such excess, or force qualified borrowers to swallow more unproductive debt.

One way to lose a war is to focus on preparing to fight the last war. Preparing to fight the last war is a characteristic of losing generals, militaries and nations. The same is true of finance and economies.

General Grant’s difficulties in breaking the trench warfare around Petersburg, VA in the last year of the American Civil War (1864 to early 1865) telegraphed the future of trench warfare to astute observers. Few took heed of the lessons of the “first modern war,” and many of the same strategies of 1864 (digging a tunnel under enemy lines and filling the tunnel with explosives to blow a hole through their defenses, for example) were repeated in the Great War of 1914-1918 fifty years later.

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Significant Web Bot Hit: Zika virus… ‘pandemic’

from jsnip4:

22 Signs That The Global Economic Turmoil We Have Seen So Far In 2016 Is Just The Beginning

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

As bad as the month of January was for the global economy, the truth is that the rest of 2016 promises to be much worse. Layoffs are increasing at a pace that we haven’t seen since the last recession, major retailers are shutting down hundreds of locations, corporate profit margins are plunging, global trade is slowing down dramatically, and several major European banks are in the process of completely imploding. I am about to share some numbers with you that are truly eye-popping. Each one by itself would be reason for concern, but when you put all of the pieces together it creates a picture that is hard to deny. The global economy is in crisis, and this is going to have very serious implications for the financial markets moving forward. U.S. stocks just had their worst January in seven years, and if I am right much worse is still yet to come this year. The following are 22 signs that the global economic turmoil that we have seen so far in 2016 is just the beginning…

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Big Sunspots, Strongest Storm | S0 News Feb.5.2016

from SuspiciousObservers:

Gold, Gold Stocks, and the End Game

by Gary Christenson, Gold Silver Worlds:

We have seen the bottom in the gold market and gold stocks.

1. Examine the 30+ year chart of the monthly XAU (gold stock Index) to Gold ratio. You can see that the downtrend in the ratio has lasted about 20 years – since 1996. The ratio is now at all-time lows in the form of a contracting triangle. The triangle appears broken to the upside.

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The Truth About the Zika Virus

from CorbettReport:

Gold And Silver Best Performing Assets – Up 9% and 8% YTD

by Mark O’Byrne, Gold Core:

Gold is 3.6% higher this week and is now over 9% higher year to date. The dollar saw sharp falls this week on growing doubts that the Federal Reserve will be able to raise interest rates. The gains this week were due to increasing concerns about the U.S. and global economy.

GoldCore and

The increasingly uncertain U.S. and global economic outlook has led to an increase in demand for gold and silver bullion. Sharp falls in stock markets globally (S&P down 6% and DAX down over 12% ytd), the Chinese slowdown and the collapse in oil prices (-0.9%), has seen safe haven demand for the precious metals.

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US In Recession

from Talk Digital Network:

The Single Wisest Thing You Can Do with Your Money

by Jeff Thomas, International Man:

There’s a great deal more to becoming rich than buying the right investments and hoping for the best. The most important element in your strategy to win the battle for investment survival is your own psychology. You’ve heard that your attitude helps your health and your golf score; it’ll also improve your earning power.

It’s not enough to liquidate your past financial mistakes. It’s more important to liquidate counterproductive attitudes, approaches, and methods of dealing with problems. The results that someone gets in life are an indication of how sound his approach toward life is. A sound philosophy of life gives good results. People with chaotic, unproductive, unhappy lives usually don’t have anyone to blame but themselves. They rarely have a strategy for living and thus have no foundation on which to build a strategy for investing.

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[Ed. Note:  Though we posted this back in July, our friend Dave Kranzler just reminded us of this one – which happens to be the single most idiotic article about gold that we have ever read. It seems only fair to share it again with you dear educated reader so that you can see firsthand how absurd the establishment’s arguments are FOR FIAT and AGAINST GOLD, “a shiny rock”. Apparently Matt O’Brien has never heard of Venezuela – or a currency crisis. An author as incompetent as this one is quite literally an enemy of TRUTH. ~SGT]

by Matt O’Brien, Washington Post:

A little less than four years ago, the world looked like it was about to end and gold hit an all-time high of $1,895 an ounce.

The United States had manufactured a debt crisis, and Europe hadn’t been able to manufacture a solution to its actual debt crisis, so panicky investors sought safety in the same place they had for 5,000 years: a shiny rock. The only problem, as you might have noticed, is that the world did not, in fact, end. It’s still here, so gold prices aren’t. The yellow metal has fallen 42 percent from its peak—and 8 percent in just the last month — despite the fact that the Federal Reserve has printed more than $1.5 trillion in this time. That, after all, is what gold aficionados said would make its price go to the moon, if not infinity and beyond. So what’s happened? Well, exactly what economists said would happen.

When you think about it, a bet on gold is really a bet that the people in charge don’t know what they’re doing. Policymakers missed yesterday’s financial crisis, so maybe they’re missing tomorrow’s inflation, too. That, at least, is what a cavalcade of charlatans, cranks, and armchair economists have been shouting for years now

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