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managed economies – the dream turns to trash

In the late 1980s, Soviets were allowed to keep the wealth they created by raising vegetables on their garden plots. Although these plots composed only about 2% of the agricultural lands in the Soviet Union, they produced 25% of the food! When Soviets kept the wealth they created, they produced almost 16 times more than when it was taken from them, at gunpoint if necessary! Mary Ruwart   “Just as there is a very short distance between the U.S. and Cuba, there is a very short distance between a democracy and dictatorship where the government gets to decide what to do, how to think, and how to live. And sometimes your freedom is not taken away at gunpoint, but […]

The Health Ranger yanks me off the Coronovirus fence

I have refused to get sucked in to either side of the virus reality debate. Partisans for both sides have long, well-established, thoroughly-warranted reputations for exaggerating, understating and flat-out lying more often than truthing. My guarantee has been that the second- and third-order effects will be dramatic and life-changing for all of us. That is still true, but having read the article and watched two ten-minute videos from Mike Adams has convinced me the very real effects of COVID will itself kill, sicken and weaken huge swaths of the world population. I highly recommend you review his look at the medical and political situation in the article and videos below. He is calm, thoughtful and absent the excesses typical […]

2nd order effects kicking in

The media demonizes them as hoarders. Shoppers following in their wakes curse them as preppers. They are, however, neither of those. Preppers know that an event disrupting the intricate just-in-time delivery system of our society is inevitable. Analyzing what is really important for family survival, perhaps comfort, and insuring a reasonable supply is not only a way of life for them, it is subject matter they study and regularly review. Conservative planning centers around being ahead of the rush WHEN it happens, not IF it happens. The current crop of Costco Raiders are rather the great middle of our society. Those who have some ability to spend cash or credit when triggered by the media onslaught. Those a day […]

black swan

Presumably you too are hearing, reading and learning that regarding China, it is not business as usual. Whether it is natural, man-made, under-reported, over-reported, engineered, hyped-up, or any other combination, the second and third order effects are very real and will very soon be felt HARD! Black Swan Events The term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, writer, and former Wall Street trader. Taleb wrote about the idea of a black swan event in a 2007 book prior to the events of the 2008 financial crisis. Taleb argued that because black swan events are impossible to predict due to their extreme rarity yet have catastrophic consequences, it is important for people to always assume a black swan […]

Enjoy The Decline

Accepting and Living with the Death of the United States By Aaron Clarey I just finished reading, and enjoying this book. He is a very good writer with balanced modesty and excellent insights into our cultural and economic decline. The swelling number of socialists, parasites and plain old goofballs will succeed in destroying our free country. Choosing to quit carrying the burden they represent is the best solution to the insanity. This immediately brings to mind the massive Atlas Shrugged 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. Aaron’s is much more accessible. He is guilty of accepting the definition of our government as “a democracy”. This common mistake is a reality in its operation, but not the facts of our Constitution. […]

precious metals pricing

Real exchanges of physical metals do not determine market prices of gold, silver, platinum and other high-value metals. Pricing is established through exchanges of paper, or more accurately today, computer promises of metal that the buyers and sellers do not own and never will. The commodities exchange, now called COMEX was established in 1933 as part of their major reset of wealth distribution world-wide. The robber barons fixed it so the elites could take their money and power into the stratosphere while the great masses would have less and less of both due to structural changes they made from 1913 on. What does a market rigged by the banksters look like? The primary features are prices unconnected to the value […]

the thinking behind the apparent insanity

American Partisan published an excellent article by one of my favorite authors, Matt Bracken. His excellent books including Enemies Foreign And Domestic, Castigo Cay, and several other really good ones I have read. He has great expertise in the cultural, sociological and warfare aspects of which he writes. Today I found his American Partisan article adalyzing why the Covington Catholic school boys were badgered by a crowd, how the media turned the incident upside down, the subsequent outing of lamestream’s duplicity and, most importantly, what that means to us today. I encourage you to pursue the link I placed in the headline and read the whole article. – Ted “Bracken: Covington Gives a Glimpse of Civil War Two … […]

indicators

I am confident it will blow. Too many aspects of our socio-political world are at the brink and some with significant velocity heading towards their particular precipice. When, how much, and which ones are unknowns, but The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) is coming soon. I watch a lot of indicators. Knowing early is important. The prices of gold and silver are controlled by the major players in the COMEX, the commercial metals exchange market. Over 95 percent of the trades are paper promises, unrelated to the actual metal. The biggest criminal organizations in the world keep these prices artificially low for a number of reasons, all related to their wealth and power. This tells us […]

Why is everything so expensive?

When I whine about the price of some cool tool, groceries or other useful item, my wife always throws my words in my face: It is not that the price of anything has gone up, but that the dollar is worth less. Our measurement device is our dollar. What does it take to earn one and what does it buy? If your yardstick is soft rubber, it tells you next to nothing. That is where we are today. Look at that chart. Until about 1950 a penny was real money. There was even a coin called “a mill”, which was on tenth of a cent or one thousandth of a dollar. I mean a real coin that was carried, […]

primer on inflation

Two experts in real economics discuss inflation, money supply, manipulation. Always good, this Ron Paul Liberty Report covers inflation: how, what, why. Please follow and like us:

post-graduate economics class

Greg Hunter has a fascinating interview with Dave Janda. This is graduate-school level economics made readily available to non-economists. The biggest revelation in here is a theory on why Trump shifted from outsiders to the bankster community for filling positions in his administration. Janda theorizes that he was going to chain them to the ship. If it sinks, they do too. Not only possible, but really dang clever. Please follow and like us:

Media Blackout on Dire Global Debt

– Greg Mannarino By Greg Hunter On September 12, 2018 In Market Analysis 70 Comments By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says the public is not getting the truth about the dire debt and currency problems in the global financial system. Mannarino explains, “People here in our country are not being allowed to see what is going on outside of the United States. The mainstream media (MSM) outlets are doing everything they possibly can to keep people misinformed and uninformed. This is what is happening right now. On a global scale, the world is overdosing on debt. I cannot stress that enough. So, what we are witnessing here in regard to the emerging markets is a currency meltdown. . . . World central banks […]