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Battle Is About To Break: Americans Helpless in Face of ‘Financial Pearl Harbor’ While Phony Inflation Numbers Mask Recession. David Stockman: You’re Now In the ‘Bernanke Bear Trap’!!!


Time To Choose…”This battle is about to break.”

Whether you’re aware of it or not, a great battle is being waged around us. It is a war of two opposing narratives: the future of our economy and our standard of living. The dominant story, championed by flotillas of press releases and parading talking heads, tells an inspiring tale of recovery and return to growth. The other side, less visible but with a full armament of high-caliber data, tells a very different story. One of growing instability, downside risk, and inequality. As different as they are in substance, they both share one fundamental prediction – and this is why you should care: This battle is about to break. And when it does, one side will turn out to be much more ‘right’ than the other. The time for action has arrived. To position yourself in the direction of the break you think is most likely to happen. It’s time to choose a side….

 

Bert Dohmen to Moneynews:Americans Helpless in Face of ‘Financial Pearl Harbor’

The United States is facing a “financial Pearl Harbor,” and according to one expert, we are unfortunately helpless to defend against it.

The seeds of this war were planted years ago, and now our country, more specifically our economy, is under serious threat from this “war.”

In short, the United States fired the first shot in this financial war when it started printing massive amounts of money, called quantitative easing or QE1, back in November of 2008. This was done in an attempt to help pull the country out of the Great Recession. It didn’t work, and the subsequent attempts to print our way out of trouble (QE2, QE3, Operation Twist, etc.) just weakened our dollar more and more.

To retaliate against the weakened dollar, other countries have devalued their own currencies, and many issued stern warnings to the United States against further actions….

 

 

 

Stockman – You’re Now In the ‘Bernanke Bear Trap’

Discussing whether the markets are in a new housing bubble, with former Reagan OMB director David Stockman and CNBC’s Diana Olick. “You are now in the Bernanke bear trap,” he says in discussing interest rates

Negative reserve banking: quantitatively insane – Fed Has Bought More U.S. Gov’t Debt This Year Than Treasury Has Issue

If the Fed were to buy debt at a pace of $540 billion a year, and the Treasury were to issue it at $845 billion per year, the Fed would be buying the equivalent of about 64 percent of all debt the government issued.

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  • h5mind

    Listen, we can debate the ramifications of allowing our governments issue “money” backed by nothing more than our faith in their good judgment and self restraint, or we can quietly prepare for what must inevitably come next: hyperinflation. Venezuelans got another taste of that today as their central bank shaved 46% off the Bolivar’s value. The same is coming to US shores, but you are not “helpless”.

    Immediately make a list of the things you consume on a regular basis, and for all non-perishables, buy as much as you can on the list each week, particularly sale, bulk, and “twofers” if the price-per-weight shows it to be a better value. At a minimum, this will dollar average down your groceries in face of ongoing price hikes (and quality downgrades- a separate topic altogether).

    Other than food, try not to pay retail for anything. Thrift stores, whether chains or those run by local churches, can let you find clothing , books, and housewares at pennies on the dollar. These places are definitely not all the same, so get to know several to see which offer the best prices on each kind of merchandise. For clothes, focus on microfiber, wools, silk, gortex, and other long-wearing, high performance materials. Unless you’re a cowboy, leave the cotton and denim on the rack – it’s useless once wet and offers little insulation value. Better bets are pro brand athletic and/or camping wear like Timberland, Ll Bean, and North Face. If you live in the snow belt, own at least one high quality down-filled parka, waterproof(!) boots, gloves, and hat. The poly-filled crap is useless in actual exposure conditions. Better to have one outfit of superb quality and peformance than a closet full of Walmart that simply won’t last.

    Sell, donate, or trade the things you don’t need for the things you do. Exercise more. Own a decent bike and actually use it. Schedule time for friends and family. Get to know your local library and the many free or low cost activities they offer- ours has free weekly movies with popcorn! In other words, scale back your life to less fluff, and more quality. A dramatic change is coming to our society, and you may as well enjoy the trip.

    • geo1671

      U DREAMER! just hide away and let the money changers and politicians fleece you.LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE–HOG WASH