from Gold Silver Worlds:
The issue of how to diversify your retirement portfolio is one that you need to take seriously. Once upon a time, a gold IRA was the hotcake. At present, Bitcoin is being touted to offer a safe haven. The argument is that Bitcoin is here to replace gold, as there have been a few occasions when the prices of both moved counter to each other. In here, we’ll check if you should consider choosing Bitcoin over gold in your retirement portfolio.
Relationships between gold and Bitcoin: We can safely classify the relationship between gold and Bitcoin into two categories. I call the first a sentimental relationship. This deals with the fact that the price of gold has been moving counter to the price of Bitcoin over the past few months.
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by Ken Jorgustin, Modern Survival Blog:
During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, the U.S. Army built 28,000 MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Trucks). Now the U.S. Army has announced that it is giving 13,000 of them away, for free. Who’s receiving the trucks? Homeland Security and U.S. Law Enforcement.
Instead of mothballing these MRAPs, Homeland Security is evidently pre-staging a domestic army of militarized agencies, police and law enforcement.
While Police and agencies say that all this military equipment from DHS grants will only be used against crime, the trust in many American alphabet agencies has been broken – now that we know some of the extent at which they are using technology to monitor and probe its own citizenry. DHS and many others, they’re stockpiling.
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by Yanjun, Natural News:
Post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is often the result of extensive periods of stress. These chronic levels of stress can lead to mental health problems in the long term. For many people, this manifests itself as anxiety, as well as other mood disorders, that show up as they age.
Stress signals overload: When the body undergoes a stressful situation – taking a test, giving a speech in front of class, being reprimanded by an employer, being stationed in a war zone as a member of the military, caring for a family member while also caring for all the other responsibilities in life – a certain chemical reaction occurs. Stress hormones, such as cortisol, are produced by the endocrine system while stress related hormones are produced by the sympathetic nervous system. These stress related hormones, such as norepinephrine and epinephrine, when combined with the stress hormones, are the same ones that trigger the flight or fight response.
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Max interviews Peter Bach, director of the new film, SELL OFF: The Abolition of Your NHS, a documentary about the privatization of the public health system in the UK. Max wonders if financial mercentaries may introduce Syrian style metal bar to the head as anesthesia in this new privatized system.
from SGT Report.com:
Researcher and You Tuber Hatrick Penry, from Hatrick Penry Unbound.com joins us to discuss what he calls the world’s largest provable coverup – Fukushima Plumegate.
Hatrick has assembled more than 445 pages of government and regulatory documents through FOIA which show the frightening realities of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in the days, weeks and months following the devastating March 11, 2011 Tsunami and resulting hydrogen explosions which devastated Daiichi Units 3 and 4. There is more to the official story than meets the eye, including documentation which suggests a ‘Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Drill‘ was taking place on the same day and place, on March 11, 2011. Please share this one with those you love.
The Original 445 Page Plumegate PDF
Hatrick Penry’s Plumegate Abstract
When Silver Guru David Morgan Speaks, Preppers Take Note!
Renowned precious metals guru David Morgan offers his personal list of #1, #2 and #3 priorities for Preppers or anyone seeking to increase their family’s resiliency to face the challenges ahead. *** Surprise: From one of the world’s foremost precious metals authorities, silver is not even #1 or # 2 on his list!
from Off Grid Survival:
Since mid-2007 the amount of global debt has skyrocketed more than 40 percent to $100 trillion, according to the Basel-based Bank of International Settlements (BIS), which also highlighted a growing decline in cross-border lending since the start of the financial crisis.
The BIS – known as the central bank of central banks – released its latest statistics from mid-2013 on Sunday showing the $30 trillion increase from $70 trillion between mid-2007 and mid-2013, as governments around the globe borrowed to lift their economies out of recession and corporations took advantage of record low interest rates.
Although the political pundits insist the U.S. economy is doing better, marketable U.S. government debt outstanding has soared to a record $12 trillion, from $4.5 trillion in 2007, according to U.S. Treasury data compiled by Bloomberg. Even more troubling is the huge number of retail store closures that are expected in the coming months, which will put even more people out of work and threatens to push the economy over the edge.
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by Mark Anderson, AFP:
When Janet Yellen appeared before the House Financial Services Committee February 11, she gave relaxed answers to most questions. But two members of Congress that day touched a nerve when they each grilled the newly confirmed chairman of the privately owned and controlled Federal Reserve on the merits of former Texas maverick Representative Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Fed.
Mrs. Yellen was also scheduled to address the Senate Banking Committee February 13 as part of her twice yearly report to Congress, but it was postponed.
At the House hearing, Representative Bill Posey (R-Fla.) and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) not only pressed Mrs. Yellen on what she’d think of Paul’s bill if it were operational, they also touched on monetary policy—the Holy Grail of Fed operations.
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by Bill Holter, Miles Franklin:
The BIS announced that global debt has exceeded $100 trillion. This is up 40% since 2007 from $70 trillion back then. To put this number in perspective, it amounts to roughly 6 times the size of the U.S. economy. Do you find this odd? Odd that 6 U.S. economies have been “added” to the global system yet business still cannot get any traction so to speak? Please understand that while writing this piece I will not add in the $1.4 quadrillion (with a capital Q) of derivatives which is how all of this debt (and everything else) actually gets levered. The “debt” itself (and currencies) are the original Ponzi scheme. Derivatives are used to “juice” the Ponzi, prolong its life and hide any loose ends that show evidence of the financial system being a Ponzi on top of a Ponzi on top of a Ponzi…and so forth.
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by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, PaulCraigRoberts.org:
Americans have not experienced political leadership or an independent media for such a long time that they will be amazed at the straightforward answers from the Russian President and by media asking real questions, some of which show the influence of Washington’s propaganda.
Americans will also be struck by how greatly the facts of the Ukraine situation diverge from the constant stream of lies that flow from Washington, its European puppets, and presstitute media.
Putin’s calm leadership, the absence of provocative statements and threats, and his insistence on legality and will of the people stand in stark contrast to the West’s threats and support for violent overthrow of a democratically elected government. It is astonishing that the only leadership the world has comes from Russia, China, and three or four countries in South America. The Western world no longer has diplomatic capability. Instead, the Western world relies on propaganda, threats, force, and schemes to overthrow governments that it first demonizes.
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You can read an English translation of Vladimir Putin’s March 4 press conference here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37889.htm
by Russ Winter, WinterActionables
The western parasite guild has moved quickly to install an central banker stooge in the Ukraine and has prepared an economic austerity plan. First, the 11 billion euros that the EU is offering Kiev is not aid but yet another loan. Then, in what has been and will be a familiar pattern, is the putting in place of a pure wage and debt slavery regime complete with Massahs. Ukrainian pensions will be cut from $160 to $80 a month, social services will be cut, government workers will be laid off, and key assets will be looted. The Ukraine is a valuable breadbasket. Western Parasite Guild members that lent money to Ukraine can then be bailed out with IMF and other loans from public sources.
As I wrote last week, the Russians will try and save their ethnic enclaves and then, after the guildist loot of Ukraine and the wage slavery regime is well underway, they can say “we told you so” as part of a grander plan.
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from David Icke.com:
‘Like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and before it the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia is another country that was also invaded and destroyed by US/NATO. Serbia today is overburdened by foreign debt and through the IMF and other “loans”, like other countries, faces being enslaved by the West. Serbia is proof that when the West gives 1 Euro, it takes 100 Euros.
You mentioned the damage of NATO to Yugoslavia $120 billion. But even what was not destroyed, that was privatized by criminal privatization. These issues and more were touched upon by Živadin Jovanović, the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia in an interview with the Voice of Russia.’
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“It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:
In a critical emergency, how quickly we respond to a disaster directly impacts how successful we are at coming out of the situation. Many of us typically go through a processing phase, or what many call the normally bias. This bias is actually a coping mechanism that occurs when we are trying to register and sort out a traumatic event or impending disaster. It is very natural to slip into this phase – but getting out of it is takes a little longer. The reason being is we are creatures of habit and resist change at every turn. When we begin to come out of the normalcy bias, only then do we open our eyes to the changes that have occurred in our lives; and we must react to them. Sometimes these changes are short-lived and sometimes, depending on the disaster, will be long lasting. Our military forces train for reacting quickly in a situation, and we must train for this as well.
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Temp labor is one of the fastest growing industries in the US. Increasingly, temp workers are part of a business strategy to keep costs down and profits high. From mega-retailers to mom-and-pop shops, temps are hired to do some of the hardest and most dangerous jobs. While more and more of the American workforce is comprised of temporary workers, they’re largely hidden from public view. Many of these workers stay silent, often having their livelihoods threatened if they speak out. Wanting to get a glimpse of this invisible workforce, VICE News traveled across the country, scouring warehouses, temp agencies, and temp towns in search of the people, who make our world of same day delivery possible.
by Prof. James Petras, Global Research
The Obama regime, in coordination with its allies and proxies, has re-launched a virulent world-wide campaign to destroy independent governments, encircle and ultimately, undermine global competitors, and establish a new US – EU centered world order.
We will proceed by identifying the recent ‘cycles’ of US empire-building; the advances and retreats; the methods and strategies; the results and perspectives. Our main focus is on the imperial dynamics driving the US toward greater military confrontations, up to and including conditions which can lead to a world war.
Recent Imperial Cycles: US empire-building has not been a linear process. The recent decades provide ample evidence of contradictory experiences. Summarily we can identify several phases in which empire-building has experienced broad advances and sharp setbacks – with certain caveats. We are looking at global processes, in which there are also limited counter-tendencies:
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from Boom Bust:
Our lead story: Erin brings you an update on the housing market. Indicators point to a recovering housing market, and it turns out that builders are betting more renters entering into the market in 2014. But units for rent don’t create as many jobs as single family homes. Erin explains.
Erin then speaks to Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter. Gartman gives his views on the current state of the US economy, and argues that the trade deficits that China has seen will only continue into the future. Tune in to see his insight into the US, China, and the emerging markets.
from American Free Press:
Dr. James Tracy, who “teaches courses examining the relationship between commercial and alternative news media and socio-political issues and events,” gained notoriety for his questioning the ways the mainstream media presented their coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School event, and was under fire for doing so, even to the point of colleagues looking to get this father-of-three fired from his position at Florida Atlantic University’s School of Communication & Multimedia Studies.
Mr. Tracy, who runs the Memory Hole blog, isn’t your average “conspiracy theorist,” either. He’s one of the top media analysts in the country and speaks with a clear and aware mind.
Dave Gahary spoke with Jim about why he began to doubt the official story of the Sandy Hook Elementary School event, the repercussions of his viewpoints, the state of free speech in America, and many other topics, in this interesting interview