BLM-Texas Land Grab, Eastern Ukraine-Russian Invasion, China-Japan Crisis Grows & More

The pro-West Ukrainian officials announced the resumption of its anti-terror program against the pro-Russian militia in Eastern Ukraine. Russia says this is military force on citizens, and it is “criminal.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said if Russians are attacked in Eastern Ukraine, Russia would respond.

News from the Middle East is not good either. Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have joined forces after years of bitter rivalry. This pretty [...]

The Central Bankers Give The Green Light To Provoke War

Caterpillar sales continue to decline plus earning are up because 8,295 employees have been let go. Initial jobless claims increased. Condo purchases in NY, Florida and other areas are in cash to pump up the market. IRS deems it necessary to track license plates. The supreme court ruled that people can be searched on an anonymous tip, which violates the 4th amendment. UN chief wants both sides to de-escalate before [...]

12 Numbers Which Prove That Americans Are Sick And Tired Of Politics As Usual

By Michael Snyder

The American people are increasingly waking up to the fact that nothing ever seems to change in Washington D.C. no matter which political party is in power.  In fact, as you will see later on in this article, an all-time high 53 percent of all Americans believe that neither party “represents the American people”.  Over the past several decades, we have sent a Bush, a Clinton, [...]

Has The S&P 500 Topped At Exactly The Same Price As Gold?

by Gold Silver Worlds

Chances are high that the S&P500 is in the process of making a huge top. We will discuss our rationale in this article, based on the gold to equities ratio, as well as current market conditions.

The extremely interesting fact is that spot gold has topped at exactly the same level as the S&P500 top (to date, on a closing basis). Compare the following data:

On September 2nd 2011 and September 5th 2011, spot [...]

Great Things Keep Happening | Andy Hoffman

In this interview with Andrew Hoffman:
The Ukraine going from bad to worse;
First week after sales tax hike in Japan sales down 25%;
What if anything has been successful about Abenomics;
ECB 1.4 trillion QE coming;
Draghi says loosening of monetary policy coming soon;
In US 20 percent food price increase affecting fake PPI numbers;
FOMC minutes proved ending fake ZIRP was false;
HFT and Flash Boys discussion;
Gold physicla demand keeps going up-wonder why.

This interview was recorded [...]

Biggest Credit Bubble In History Runs Out Of Time

Wolf Richter

It has been a feeding frenzy for junk debt. Yield-desperate investors, driven to near insanity by the Fed’s strenuous interest-rate repression, are holding their noses and closing their eyes, and they’re bending down deep into the barrel and scrape up even the crappiest and riskiest paper just to get that little extra yield.

Last year, highly leveraged companies issued $1.1 trillion in junk-rated loans. It’s [...]



Just a month ago we warned that food inflation was on its way. Today we got the first confirmation that problems are on their way. While headline data washes away the nuance of what eating, sleeping, energy-using human-beings are paying month-in and month-out, the fact, as WSJ reports, that beef prices surged by almost [...]

Putin Silver 1 Kilo Coins Minted In Russia

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,283.50, EUR 928.53 and GBP 764.26 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,283.50, EUR 927.38 and GBP 763.76 per ounce.

Gold fell $0.60 or 0.05% yesterday to $1,284.40/oz. Silver fell $0.02 or 0.1% yesterday to $19.43/oz.

The Mint Refers To The New Coin As “1 KG Of Nobility”

Spot gold bullion prices ticked lower today and gold is again testing support at $1,280/oz. A close below $1,280/oz [...]

Police State Rising To Control The People During The Economic Collapse

Spanish, Italian and Greek debt rising to record highs. Caterpillar world wide sales declines again which is an indicator the economies of the world are slowing. New home sales have just imploded, the cause is not the weather. DHS and its agencies are using technology to predict crimes and to seek out terrorists. Drones are being used to spy on the American people. DHS is now purchasing millions of shotgun [...]

An Unprecedented Plague Has Hit Oranges And Another Has Hit Bananas

By Michael Snyder

What is causing all of these plagues to hit our food supply?  Have you heard of citrus greening disease?  Probably not, but it has already gotten so bad that it is being projected that Florida’s orange harvest will be the smallest in 30 years.  Have you heard of TR4?  Probably not, but it has become such a nightmare that some analysts believe that it could eventually [...]

Exactly Like 7 Years Ago? 2014 Is Turning Out To Be Eerily Similar To 2007

By Michael Snyder

The similarities between 2007 and 2014 continue to pile up.  As you are about to see, U.S. home sales fell dramatically throughout 2007 even as the mainstream media, our politicians andFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernankepromised us that everything was going to be just fine and that we definitely were not going to experience a recession.  Of course we remember precisely what followed.  It was the worst [...]

The REAL Reasons We’re Drifting Towards World War III

by WashingtonsBlog

War: The Big Picture

All of the talk of war in the Ukraine and Syria is confusing … so here’s an executive summary:

War is horrible for the economy, and makes the American people poorer

The American people are overwhelmingly opposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and elsewhere

But you don’t have any say in issues of war or peace. The U.S. is an oligarchy … not a democracy or a republic

Indeed, opposing war may get you labeled as a terrorist (background)

War makes a handful in the military-industrial complex and big banks rich

So endless [...]

Fed’s Wealth Effect: Richest 200 Moguls Made $13.9 Billion Today

Wolf Richter

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke doesn’t regret much about the Fed’s actions during and after the financial crisis, he told the Economic Club of Canada on Tuesday, during a speech for which he was most likely paid a small fortune.

So he doesn’t regret that the Fed, under his reign, handed out trillions of dollars to the largest banks and corporations, US and foreign, to teach them [...]

RUSSIA: Lavrov: If we’re attacked, we’ll certainly respond…

Russia will retaliate if it is attacked and the interests of the Russian people are threatened, Sergey Lavrov told in an interview with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze. Watch the full interview later today.


Russia Warns West “Remove Forces”; Begins Military Exercise On Ukraine Border

UPDATE: Dutch fighter jets were scrambled after Russian bombers approached Dutch airspace; the Russian planes turned away

With both sides appearing to have entirely un-de-escalated and the [...]

Pre-Crime Systems Now Actively Monitoring the Internet: “The Computer Algorithm Learns the Pattern and Produces a Prediction”

Mac SlavoApril 23rd,


With revelations that the National Security Agency has collected some20 trillion phone calls and emails via an expansive nationwide surveillance network, most Americans have already come to the realization that everything they do is being monitored.

But many shrug off Big Brother’s prying eyes by suggesting that, since they aren’t doing anything wrong, they have nothing to worry about.

That may have been true [...]

Is It Time To Freak Out About U.S. Economy?

U.S. stocks fall; PMI, home sales disappoint

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks deepened losses after a pair of disappointing reports on manufacturing and the housing market, putting the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite on track to break their six-day winning streaks.

Investors also focused on a batch of mixed earnings releases, while awaiting results after the bell from heavyweights Apple, Inc. and Facebook, Inc.

The S&P 500 SPX -0.20%  fell [...]

Central Banks Have Realized Their Worst Nightmares Are Approaching

by Phoenix Capital Research

Central Bankers will never openly admit that they or their policies have failed. Moreover, they do not rush into sudden tightening (more on this in a moment). But one can begin to notice subtle changes in their language and actions that indicate they have noticed what’s happening in Japan (the failure of the BoJ’s “shock and awe” QE program to generate growth).

Nowhere is [...]

Man Eats Twelve Gold Bars To Avoid Taxes

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,283.50, EUR 927.38 and GBP 763.76 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,290.75, EUR 935.19 and GBP 767.34 per ounce.

Gold fell $5.00 or 0.39% yesterday to $1,285.00/oz. Silver climbed $0.03 or 0.15% yesterday to $19.45/oz.

Spot gold bullion prices ticked fractionally higher today but bullion remained below the $1,300/oz psychological level and not far off yesterday’s two-and-a-half-month lows.

Spot gold stood at $1,283.75/1,284.55 per ounce, up [...]

Pentagon Moves To Thwart Russia, American Troops Arrive In Poland, Will Act ‘in Days’.

U.S. Says Will Act ‘in Days’ if No Russian Action in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ government said on Monday it will decide “in days” on additional sanctions if Russia does not take steps to implement an agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine reached in Geneva last week.

The steps include publicly calling on pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate occupied buildings and [...]

Ellen Brown: Banks Will Take Deposits in the Coming Financial Meltdown, LIBOR Rate Rigging and More… - Can bank bail-ins come to America? Ellen Brown of the Web-of-Debt blog says, “It could, and I think it will.” Brown, who has written two books on the advantages of public banking, contends, “They don’t have any alternative if they are going to keep these banks alive. This is the solution: They just knock down the liabilities, and they will be solvent again, but what that means is they’ll [...]

What You Should Know About Ebola Virus! Updated Global Outbreak Map!

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Following The PetroDollar Down The Drain | Jerry Robinson

Kerry Lutz caught up with Jerry Robinson and discussed the following:
Russia declares war on the Dollar;
Palladium hits 32 month high and broke $800;
Gold buy signal coming in 3-4 months;
Analysis of mining stocks performance during a market crash.

This interview was recorded on 16.Apr.14 and posted with permission from Kerry Lutz, host of

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This Is How Empires Collapse: One Complicit Participant At A Time.

by Charles Hugh Smith

This is how empires collapse: one complicit participant at a time.

Before an empire collapses, it first erodes from within. The collapse may appear sudden, but the processes of internal rot hollowed out the resilience, resolve, purpose and vitality of the empire long before its final implosion.

What are these processes of internal rot? Here are a few of the most pervasive and destructive forces of internal corrosion:

1. Each institution within the [...]

Agenda 21: The BLM Land Grabbing Endgame

By Michael Snyder

Why is the federal government so obsessed with grabbing more land?  After all, the federal government already owns more than 40 percent of the land in 9 different U.S. states.  Why are federal bureaucrats so determined to grab even more?  Well, the truth is that this all becomes much clearer once you understand that there is a very twisted philosophy behind what they are doing.  It [...]

The Middle Class In Canada Is Now Doing Better Than The Middle Class In America Is

By Michael Snyder

For most of Canada’s existence, it has been regarded as the weak neighbor to the north by most Americans.  Well, that has changed dramatically over the past decade or so.  Back in the year 2000, middle class Canadians were earning much less than middle class Americans, but since then there has been a dramatic shift.  At this point, middle class Canadians are actually earning more than [...]

X1.3 Solar Flare Erupts Off Sun’s Western Limb

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Measured by Gold and the Dow, Wheat Is Cheap (But Maybe Not For Long)

by Charles Hugh Smith

Priced in gold and stocks, wheat is near multi-decade lows. That may not last.

Measuring the cost of anything in currency can be misleading. As we know, inflation can be gamed by authorities to appear low, and supposedly low inflation is actually high inflation if wages are declining while prices rise.

Longtime correspondent Harun I. has often recommended in these pages that we look to other yardsticks to get a more [...]

Russia warns of ‘consequences’ after Ukraine bloodshed

RUSSIA has ordered new military exercises on the border of Ukraine and warned of “consequences” after Kiev launched a deadly assault against pro-Kremlin rebels occupying the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, in an escalation of the crisis.But Ukraine’s president vowed to see through the military operation, telling Russia to “stop interfering” in the former Soviet republic, and declaring that Kiev would not yield to “the terrorist threat”.The rocketing tensions sent oil [...]