water

A study by China’s Ministry of Water Resources found that approximately 55% of China’s 50,000 rivers that existed in the 1990s have disappeared.
Moreover, China is over-exploiting its groundwater by 22 billion cubic meters per year; yet its per-capita water consumption is less than one third of the global average.   This is astounding data.
More than 400 major cities in China are short of water, with some 110 facing “serious scarcity”.
When you consider that this is a country that has almost one fifth of the world’s population and is soon to become the world’s biggest economy, this is rapidly becoming a global problem.

ebola

If hundreds of doctors and nurses are becoming infected with Ebola, what chance is the general public going to have?  This is not just a question that many of us are asking.  As you will see below, this is a question that the World Health Organization is asking.   When dozens of health workers started getting Ebola, nobody could explain how it was happening.
During past ebola outbreaks, a few health workers have contracted the virus.  But once the virus was identified and proper safety measures were put into place, “cases among medical staff dropped dramatically”.  Unfortunately, the WHO says that this outbreak is “different” and the virus continues to spread among medical personnel…
We could potentially be on the verge of the greatest health crisis that any of us have ever seen.

blair

It doesn’t matter who pays Tony Blair, as long as Tony Blair gets paid. When he’s not busy committing war crimes or advising JP Morgan, the former UK Prime Minister (who has amassed a fortune estimated at over $115 million) can be found doing public relations work for some of the world’s most autocratic rulers, such as Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev on how to spin the massacre of unarmed protesters

dollar

Black swans have taken flight.  World war is imminent as one new geopolitical flash point develops each week. Slowly, the underlying struggles are fomented by the greatest monetary intervention the world has ever seen.
The template for each crisis can be traced back to the storm created by the first ever grand scale, all encompassing and floating currency standards.

WW3

Russian soldiers and Ukrainian soldiers are now shooting at each other in eastern Ukraine.
Could this conflict ultimately lead us down the road to World War 3?
The Russians seem themselves as “the good guys” in this conflict and so does the western world.  But that is how most wars start.  Both sides usually feel morally justified at the start of a conflict.
In the final analysis, however, is it really going to matter very much who was “right” and who was “wrong” if the end result is World War 3?

Cameron Diaz

On this MUST WATCH interview of Sprott’s Ask the Expert, The Dollar Vigilante’s Jeff Berwick discusses Japan’s plans to double the Yen’s money supply in the next two years- a plan Berwick describes as “textbook hyperinflation“,  and how the Fed will OUTPRINT the Japanese, meaning nothing but inflation and hyperinflation is on the horizon for the US.
With half of the US population dependent on the US gov’t, Berwick states the coming collapse of the dollar will be unlike anything the world has ever seen as the US gov’t hyperinflates the dollar to unimaginable levels. 

Full interview is below: 

down gold

For some reason(s), the companies that mine precious metals have been strangely silent on the topic of gold and silver manipulation.
To many of us, the lack of interest displayed by mining executives on a topic that literally affects their companies’ bottom lines – and perhaps even their ability to remain in business – is both bizarre and frustrating in the extreme.

Why won’t the miners fight back against gold and silver manipulation? 

silver precipice

Is a looming war coincident with a depressed gold price and a stock market peak an example of — staring into the great abyss?
It is better to leave the Wall Street party early than to crowd the exit doors with about 500 million others who overstayed their welcome at the Wall Street “stocks always go up” extravaganza.
The “high-frequency-traders” can levitate the S&P and suppress gold prices for only so long.  Eventually the prices for bonds, stocks and gold will be reset in accordance with the realities of massive “money printing,” exponentially increasing debt, generational-low interest rates, huge deficits, & Asian purchases of physical (not paper) gold.
Market peaks, market crashes, political crises, wars, deficits, debts, and cycles of confidence and despair seem to be inevitable in our current financial structure.
Are you prepared?

gold storm

There are at least two storm clouds massing on the horizon (we ignore the worsening geopolitical outlook altogether).
One is the ‘health’ of the bond markets.  Bloomberg’s Mark Gilbert points out that Germany has just issued €4 billion of two year notes that pay no interest whatsoever until they mature in 2016.
The second is the explicitly declining health of the euro zone economy, which is threatening to slide into recession (again), and to which zero interest rates in Germany broadly allude.
The reality, which is not a hallucination, is that years of Zero Interest Rate Policy everywhere, and trillions of dollars, pounds, euros and yen pumped into a moribund banking system, have created a ‘Potemkin village’ market offering the illusion of stability.
There is a stark choice when it comes to investment aesthetics.   Those favoring value and deep value investments are, we believe, more likely to end up wearing diamonds.
Those favoring growth and momentum investments are, we believe, more likely to end up wearing the Emperor’s new clothes.
We do not intend to end up as fashion victims as and when the storm finally hits.

falling-bear

The current trading action in gold and silver – although seems quite bearish – is really a non-event.

1)   gold and silver bottomed in last June 2013
2)  June 1st this year:   gold is up almost 3%, silver is up just over 3%;  GDX is up almost 20%

Sure doesn’t feel like the precious metals sector has had positive returns this year, does it?
However, while the market trades sideways, SMART MONEY IS ACCUMULATING THE METALS & MINING SHARES. 

ship

The problem isn’t that Americans are stupid, but that they are ignorant, then they defend their assumptions with tooth and nail.
As children we are trained, told what and how to do things.  We do not even ask why.  If we do ask too many questions, we get slapped down because our parents-teachers may not know why.
We are not taught anything near the truth about American history in terms of the American power structure.
And if events pull back the curtain, the news media quickly shoves a fluff story in our face to redirect our attention the other way. I recall using that tactic with my kids when they got into something.
If you want to reach your relatives and friends, educating them about the economy and world may be the best way.
Appealing to greed with tales of $50 silver may get interest, but fear of loss will balance the scale and bring them back to their norm.  Education about the true state of our economy only has to overcome ignorance to be effective.   The conclusion to prepare will logically follow.
A wise man once said, “if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.”
America is in trouble and the seas are getting worse.

Great-Wall-of-Gold

The Eastern Bloc of countries realizes they’re at war with Western ones, not a shooting war, but a financial one.  This is an unconventional war, and an unconventional war requires unconventional tactics.
The “slings and arrows” flying through the air aren’t bullets and bombs, but rather economic sanctions, currency swap agreements, and boycotts.  Whether you realize it or not, this war has been red hot for some time, and will soon come to a head.  There’s actually more to gain or lose here, than most people can wrap their heads around, and the results of this conflict will change the world forever.
In partnership with Russia and others, China is stacking so much gold, at such an amazing speed, that the world has never seen its like before.
There is definitely a multi-leveled strategy here, to be the center of gravity for gold-trading/pricing/storing: not just for Asia, but for the world.
The Chinese government is doing all this to fortify its position, by building the “2nd Great Wall” for its own protection: the “Great Wall of Gold”.

storm

The world monetary system is even more tightly wound. Each day that goes by whistling past the reality guarantees that.   Panic leads to selling by everyone - all at once.
When the next crash arrives, the dollar’s demise will play center stage.