Russia and China Further Dump The Dollar – Buy Gold; Economic Collapse Coming?

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Economic Collapse Coming?

Russia and China dumped us treasuries and buy gold is appealing to Russia and China because its shields them from the US government’s ability to control the value of their holdings it’s no secret that Russia and China both share a growing appetite for gold.

The good news for gold enthusiasts is that China and Russia, the world’s No. 1 and No. 3 producers, are catching up to the big industrial countries in stocks of bullion in their official reserves. [Read more…]

Dr PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS WARNING – Putin Says We Are On The Brink Of WW3 – Economic Collapse and Financial Crisis is Rising any Moment

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The prospect of a new war between, say, Iran and Saudi Arabia — U.S and Russia four powers at each other’s throats at this very moment — can never be ruled out, though neither side is believed to have the capacity or inclination to undertake such a risky move. A Saudi decision to constrain production is somewhat more likely sooner or later, given the precipitous decline in government revenues. However, the Saudis have repeatedly affirmed their determination to avoid such a move, as it would largely benefit the very producers — namely shale operators in the U.S. — they seek to eliminate. [Read more…]

Dollar Collapse & WW3 Obama vs Putin New Video

Dollar Collapse

Dollar Collapse & WW3 Obama vs Putin New Video

OBAMA Puts Sanctions On Russia, Putin Promises to DROP THE DOLLAR and CRASH THE US ECONOMY. 

Stock-market crash of 2016: The countdown begins It’s time to start the countdown to the crash of 2016. No, this is not a prediction of a minor correction. Plan on a 50% crash.Most investors don’t want to hear the countdown, will tune out. Basic psychology. They’ll keep charging ahead with a bullish battle cry, about how the Nasdaq will keep climbing relentlessly to a new record above 5,048 … smiling as they remember reading that a whopping 73 companies are now in the Wall Street Journal’s Billion ). Hearts race even faster reading in Bloomberg BusinessWeek that n Yes, technology IPOs are in the lead, and with all that good hear the warnings, countdown to the 2016 crash. [Read more…]

What Will Happen When The Dollar Collapse In 19 Feb 2016

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What Will Happen When The Dollar Collapse In 19 Feb 2016

The dollar collapse will be the single largest event in human history. This will be the first event that will touch every single living person in the world. All human activity is controlled by money. Our wealth,our work,our food,our government,even our relationships are affected by money.
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The End Of Money & The End Of Humanity

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The End Of Money & The End Of Humanity

By Philip Jones 

Money, As our world shakes and reels from the shock waves of the current financial crisis; there are still those who believe naively that what is now occurring is part of some cyclical `ebb and flow` in the evolution of the worlds financial markets, which will in time, begin to recover and once again, the good times will return.   I have some bad news for those `optimists`! There will be no recovery. What is happening now is as David Icke has written at length, part of a grand strategy to create a New World Order, a `One World State` with a World Government, World Army, World Bank, World Currency, World Religion and a vastly reduced population of micro chipped slaves. [Read more…]

Lindsey Williams : Kissinger Plan, Collapse Dollar by Double-Crossing of Arabs in Jan 2016

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Lindsey Williams : Kissinger Plan, Collapse Dollar by Double-Crossing of Arabs in Jan 2016 

Alex Jones interviewed Lindsey Williams  in 2012 talk about the unrest in the middle east which will stop oil production and the plan by the elites to open up America’s oil fields when the price of oil is driven to at least $200 a barrel. He also covers the collapse of the dollar by the end of 2015 or the begining 2016 (we know it’s going to be sooner), and the deal in the 1970’s that Henry Kissinger made with OPEC to buy T-bills which will become completely worthless when the dollar collapses.  The globalists have been planning this for decades; ponder how the Arab world is going to fit into the globalist mix when nobody wants their oil, their leverage goes out the window, and they aren’t as rich as they used to be? [Read more…]

Will The Death Of The Dollar Lead To The Birth Of A New World Economic Order?

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Will The Death Of The Dollar Lead To The Birth Of A New World Economic Order?

There is no getting around it.  The U.S. dollar is dying.  U.S. government debt continues to grow at a very frightening pace and the Federal Reserve is now buying up most of the new debt that is being issued.  At this point there is simply not enough money in the rest of the world to continue to feed the U.S. government’s endless thirst for more debt so the Federal Reserve has had to directly intervene in order to keep the Ponzi scheme going.  Other nations are rapidly losing faith in the U.S. dollar as they realize that there is simply no way that the U.S. government will be able to service this soaring debt for much longer.  Even now we are watching the U.S. dollar rapidly fall against a vast array of hard assets.  Virtually all major agricultural commodities have exploded in price over the past year, the price of gold is over $1400 an ounce again and last week U.S. crude oil prices topped $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008.  Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve continues to print dollars as if there is no tomorrow and the U.S. government continues to spend dollars as if the party is never going to end.  Yes, we are most definitely witnessing the death of the dollar.

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The Coming Crash & The Recession That Never Ended – (VIDEO)

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The Coming Crash & The Recession That Never Ended

Another reason for the lack of quality jobs is that the government cannot institute a policy to buy American or they risk a trade war with other nations in the global economy that are also living beyond their means. The trade war probably is coming anyway because unemployed people of nations will demand that their government do something to protect their jobs and all government can do to keep jobs at home is to allow protectionism.

That happened in the 1930’s and it made a bad recession into a long world depression. That now seems to be our future and along with the deflation depression or hyperinflationary depression that is bound to come, it will allow the rise of populist demigods who will convince people that they know who is to blame and that they have all the answers. In other words, we are now repeating the same mistakes of the 30’s that led to the nationalist socialistic movements and the start of World War II. It will not be different this time except the stakes for the world will be much higher.

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“New World Dollar” Coming Oct. 20, 2015?

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“New World Dollar” On October 20th , 2015

The International Monetary Fund is expected to a new reserve currency alternative to the US Dollar.
The dollar’s role as the world’s primary reserve currency helps all of us Americans by keeping interest rates low. Foreign countries buy United States Treasury debt not just as an investment, but because dollar-denominated assets are the best way to hold foreign exchange reserves.

And on Oct 20th of this year, the IMF is expected to announce a reserve currency alternative to the U.S. dollar, which will send hundreds of billions of dollars moving around the world, literally overnight.

As China moves up the economic pecking order, it has been trying to promote the yuan as an alternative to the U.S. dollar, which has been the dominant global reserve currency since the 1944 Bretton Woods conference.

Currently, China represents around 11 percent of global gross domestic product, more than 10 percent of world trade and nearly 9 percent of total foreign direct investment.

China may have prompted some interest in the subject: “. . . it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world,” wrote Liu Chang for China’s official news agency Xinhua.

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Robert Kiyosaki: Why An Economic Crash Is Coming

Look What Will Happen After The Dollar Collapse

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Russia’s Financial Nuclear Option against America

imagesImagine a war starting between the United States of America and Russia where the Russians win without firing the opening salvo, killing any US soldiers (initially), yet destroying our country so thoroughly that our beloved Republic regresses into a third world dictatorship operating at the whims of government administrators without any resemblance of our former greatness.

President Obama seems hell bent on testing this theory out.

To understand how this could happen one only needs review one definition to start, courtesy ofInvestopedia:

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The state of a security or other asset that cannot easily be sold or exchanged for cash without a substantial loss in value. Illiquid assets also cannot be sold quickly because of a lack of ready and willing investors or speculators to purchase the asset. The lack of ready buyers also leads to larger discrepancies between the asking price (from the seller) and the bidding price (from a buyer) than would be found in an orderly market with daily trading activity.

 

The very fact that America has now become a basket case, a true banana republic debt slave is the very vulnerability which can destroy our freedoms, starve thousands if not millions, and create the greatest financial disaster in recorded history. Economist John Williams of the website Shadowstatshighlighted this point in an interview with Greg Hunter on USAWatchdog.com via a YouTubeinterview on March 4, 2014:

While the mainstream media and mainstream business media will have everyone believing that Russia would never commit such an act as outlined by Dr. Williams in the video above, the truth is that the American people have no idea how fragile the confidence not just in this administration but in the integrity of our financial system really is. Such a liquidation in a short time period would have tragic results in parallel with a geopolitical disruption such as open military conflict in the Ukraine or East China Sea between Japan and China.

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The instability between the United States government’s policies on the world stage and the financial holdings of enemies and potential enemies caused great concern in the halls of our Congress last year. A study requested by the Congressional Research Service in 2013 and conducted by James K. Jackson came to an interesting conclusion:

If a foreign investor with large U.S. holdings or a group of foreign investors attempted to launch a withdrawal from U.S. Treasury securities, investors and other market participants would calculate quickly the expected effects of those intended actions on market prices, interest rates, and the exchange value of the dollar and would then act swiftly on those anticipated effects. As a result, the prices of Treasury securities likely would drop sharply, while interest rates would rise, because the price of such securities is inversely related to the interest rate. In addition, the dollar likely would fall in value relative to other currencies, because the shift away from dollar denominated assets would increase demand for and the prices of other currencies relative to the dollar. Consequently, the drop in the price of Treasury securities and the drop in the exchange value of the dollar would significantly discount the value of any Treasury securities that would besold and sharply reduce the proceeds for any investor participating in such a sell-off. As a result, the potentially large financial losses that would attend an attempt to liquidate assets rapidly are likely to dissuade most investors from employing such a strategy.

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The drop in the prices of Treasury securities and the decline in the exchange value of the dollar, however, probably would be short-lived. Foreign investors selling Treasury Securities presumably would do so in order to acquire non-dollar-denominated assets. Such a shift in demand from U.S. Treasury securities to other foreign securities would drive up the prices of those securities and the exchange value of foreign currencies. As a result, the lower prices for Treasury securities and for the dollar would offer other investors arbitrage and investment opportunities to acquire assets that investors likely would deem to be temporarily undervalued. As a result, investors likely would move to acquire Treasury securities and the dollar, which means that demand would increase for both the low-priced Treasury securities and the lower-valued dollar, which would drive up the prices of both assets. Such a response could significantly blunt, or even entirely reverse, the initial drop in prices of the securities and of the dollar. Given the dynamic nature of finance and credit markets and the instantaneous communication of information, such actions likely would occur within a very short time frame.

In normal times, I might tend to agree with the logical conclusions drawn above. However, American foreign policy is in its own vacuum, detached from reality and managed by childish amateurs with no direct guidance leaving the world doubting our ability to fulfill economic or military commitments.

To understand the threat, a review of the latest Treasury holdings by country is in order and the report at the thumbnail below indicates just how critically acute this crisis could become should the Congress and President initiate full scale economic sanctions against the Russian financial sector (click on the thumbnail to expand to full size):

TIC_DECEMBER_2013_jgflaIf Russia decides to start a stampede in US Treasuries that causes the nations I highlighted to panic in sympathy and of the “Oil Exporters” only $100 billion is liquidated, then America would face a fire sale north of $695 BILLION in Treasury Notes and Bills being dumped onto an illiquid market; and that does not even include the dollar amount of holdings the Communist Chinese could unload!!

The US markets nor banking system can neither absorb nor purchase that much paper outright. Add in the threat to decouple from the dollar and in all likelihood tie the Russian Ruble to a basket of commodities including gold, platinum and oil perhaps even sharing the basket with currencies like the Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, the Euro, Norwegian Krone,  and maybe even the Canadian Dollar or Chinese Renmibi. This disconnect from the US Dollar might hurt the Russian economy in the short term, but with their commodity availability and willingness to nationalize US corporations, seize our assets, and openly liquidate US corporate bond holdings on the open market, our economy would turn into Argentina on steroids within months if not weeks.

If President Obama continues the push to impose sanctions against an enemy he can not attack nor defeat using conventional weapons by sending 40 year old fighters to border nations for example, then Russia could retaliate in concert with China and our supply of rare earth metals and goods necessary for the conduct of war might well be cut off. Our economy would crumple, the stock market decline by over 50% if it ever opened, interest rates would spike from the current 2.7% or so level to well over 8%+ overnight, and a nationwide bank holiday shutting down American commerce would commence until the Federal Reserve agreed to purchase anywhere from $500 billion to over $1 trillion or more in US Treasuries and corporate securities including stocks and bonds.

The Russian people are used to doing without. They are still conditioned to endure hardship, despite almost twenty years of quasi-freedom and quasi-capitalism, they get used to shortages, economic distress, and willing to endure it to some extent in the name of nationalism. The American people on the other hand are soft, unrepentant about their dependency on government handouts as far as 59% plus of the population, and unwilling to sacrifice anything to work harder and deal with capitalism as a real economic system without government meddling. Thus we are in no condition to deal with an economic war nor conventional one; if Russia nukes us with a bond liquidation, America’sonly real solution might be to threaten the Russians with real nuclear weapons should relations reach this point.

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SOURCE : johngaltfla.com

TSHTF Inflation: “What YOU Will Pay for What You Need to Survive”

JERICHO_NUKEthumb20 cans of Tuna? Check

100 MREs? Check.

20 bushels of Corn? Check.

2 rolls of pre-1964 ‘Junk’ Silver dimes? Check.

400 rounds .22 LR? Check.

500 rounds .223 ammo? Check.

Sounds like a nice stash of survivalist/prepper goods to start with doesn’t it? I could continue on with the list but it only begins to belie the myth that sadly so many members of the prepper community believe to be their ideal that they are 100% prepared for the collapse of America and perhaps Western civilization. How can I make such a statement and not back it up with facts? I shall provide my readers with one fact, the lowly Twinkie:

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$200,000 for one box of Twinkies? What the hell does that have to do with survival when the proverbial situation arises as TSHTF (look it up if you don’t know what it means)?

Everything.

This was the case last year when the Hostess Bakery filed for bankruptcy when the unions failed to find a reasonable deal with a corporation which had overpaid for their services for years yet nobody who worked their thought it was enough. In the end, the company filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the unions lost their jobs, and the thought of no more Twinkies ever being made ever again thus causing a Twinkie panic and prices to be driven out of reality as there was this belief that people were stupid enough to pay this much for a so-called piece of Americana junk food history.

But this is an isolate incident, right? Uh, no, there were literally hundreds upon hundreds of stupid eBay listings like this:

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So what does a Twinkie have to do with TSHTF, inflation, and the fallacies of the survivalist community?

Once again, EVERYTHING.

To begin with, this article is neither to demean the starting prepper nor launch into my fellow bloggers and authors about their version of what being prepared for the worst case scenario might well be; even though the criticism is valid and should remind everyone of the old adage that NO ONE is totally prepared for a societal collapse.

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The theory that many of the Pollyanna view of the end of modern convenience then in the end civilization is that indeed, mankind would seek his brother out and be at his best working together to rebuild and save humanity and rebuild civilization. The other view is the darker perspective, the so-called “Jericho” scenario on steroids where no one can or should be trusted and if one works within a community structure the enemy, in often cases the new or what’s left of the existing government will either extinguish or work with other groups to seize control from any opposition to their way of thinking.

This brings me back to an old posting, a portion of my past where I pointed out the original barter spreadsheet, something most individuals have forgotten about:

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In 2010, I too thought that mankind would be somewhat, not totally, but somewhat reasonable in its assessment of civilization and how and what we would do to deal with each other. I published the spreadsheet based on current prices for 2010 and thought that this guide would provide anyone a basic price list for trade should TSHTF soon after that time.

I was wrong.

If you look the version updated on March 20, 2014 the prices have varied some, only because of the value of the dollar and deliberate efforts by yours truly to find the cheapest prices for commodities; however for meat like pork and beef the ratio has exploded beyond belief compared to the staples in the spreadsheet below:

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The problem with the spreadsheet above is that the current regime of pricing might well be extinct within the next 180 days as the world shifts from the petrodollar to a true, commodity based currency. I warned about this problem two weeks ago in the article:

Russia’s Financial Nuclear Option against America

yet only a few American financial outlets took the Russian threat seriously.   Fast forward to the news linked two sentences above, a conflict openly possibly involving NATO troops in a mode of retreat and protect, along with a Chinese government electing to engage its long time enemies as an aggressor. The US Dollar Index would collapse from its absurdly overvalued level of just over 80 as world governments abandon its potential future as the peg for their currencies:

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Imagine the impact far beyond groceries of a US Dollar 50% lower than currently valued. There is a lot of insane analysis that in fact the American citizens will indeed behave in a “civilized” manner despite the initial premise that civilization is collapsing. Thus why the chart I present below, priced in only estimated gold and silver valuations might well wake some of my readers from their Pollyanna perspective that we will continue to exist as a normalized group of people despite every civilization’s collapse indicating otherwise:

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The first question is why no comparisons to other commodities like the previous spreadsheets? That answer is easy:

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You have 100 bushels of corn. So what the hell up?

You have 50 bottles of Jack Daniels for trade? Great, find an alcoholic who is a surgeon to operate on your child who needs his or hers appendix removed.

You have 500 gallons of motor oil and diesel fuel? BFD. I have a gasoline powered vehicle, enough motor oil to make the trip to Mexico and back. and really don’t care if your wife has a disease and she needs my gold to buy her cure.

The reality is that all perceived norms of civilization are out the window once organized governments and currencies collapse. Inflation is the reality of the day as all items are in short supply. Does anyone really think the snipers in Croatia and Bosnia gave one rat’s ass about how many eggs your chicken could poop when they held the high ground, the ammo supply, and enough precious metals to reload until the freaking USMC showed upon the scene?

My friends, and enemies, everyone still thinks in the norm. The two spreadsheets about fair barter only apply in a semi-civilize society. In reality, TSHTF inflation occurs when those who have the most toys, the most gold and silver, get to dictate what YOU will pay for what you need to survive. If you do not have what it takes for barter, you will starve, your children may well die, or worse, you might get turned in to the new “authorities” of the upcoming DHS wet dream era.  It is time to dismiss the insane, insipid, and antiquated idea that America will continue to function as a “Christian” or “Judeo-Christian” society when it all collapses. The truth is that it will look more like the South in the 1865-1867 time period, or worse, the Balkans when Yugoslavia disintegrated.

At that point in time it is survival of the fittest and those who need goods had best have an ample supply of real currency, a 4000 year old plus monetary system, if they wish to survive. If you, my reader does not believe this, do like the 1939 Jew, get in line, get a number to exist and avoid freedom guaranteed with real money within a dictatorship, that of gold, silver, and cunning. As a merchant of life, I would not accept anything less for my family that what I would need in the future to trade or bribe my freedom out of a region for to survive. I need not a truckload of corn, wheat, or fuel. I need not 50,000 rounds of ammunition, three thousand pounds of steak, nor 5,000,000 Advil tablets.

I need what it shall take to move on foot or via transport, using real money to buy my freedom or maintain it behind enemy lines. The alternatives are quite real, quite stark, and quite accurate if anyone has witnessed a FEMA trailer assembly after a natural disaster.

Of course there are alternatives: One could  just move to Venezuela before we collapse here, which is duplicating the errors of humanity’s past:

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SOURCE : johngaltfla.com