The central planners are in a state of fear and panic.  They are trying everything and anything to create market validation for their policies, watching with trepidation as their favored economic metrics fail to respond to all of their frenzied efforts.
They are so far over the tips of their skis right now that there’s nothing they won’t do. 
In short, everything the central planners have tried has failed to bring widespread prosperity and has instead concentrated it dangerously at the top.   Whether by coincidence or conspiracy, every possible escape hatch for 99.5% of the people has been welded shut.  We are all captives in a dysfunctional system of money, run by a few for the few, and it is headed for complete disaster.
To understand why, in all its terrible and fascinating glory, we need look no further than Japan.
Japan is really in no better or worse shape than the rest of the developed world.   But is a few chapters further along in the story, which means it holds both explanatory and predictive power for most of the developed nations.  
This is why we should study it closely:

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Silver OI rose sharply by 892  contracts from 172,725 up to 173,617  as silver was down 26 cents yesterday.
It seems that judging from silver’s OI, our banker friends are still very nervous as they try to cover their massive shortfall in silver.
In ounces, this represents a total of 868 million oz or 124.0% of annual global supply!
Let’s head immediately to see the major data points for today:

Here is the net result of central banks pursuing quantitative easing and zero-interest rates: a massive increase in global risks resulting from the carry trades the money expansion and cheap rates fueled.
The central banks’ “solution” has blown another global bubble of risk that now threatens to destabilize not just the carry trades but the economies and credit systems that have become intertwined with the carry trade.

In effect, the failure to address the structural problems revealed in the Global Financial Meltdown of 2008-2009 have been transferred to the larger foreign-exchange (FX) market, which is connected to virtually everything in the global economy.

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SERIOUSLY, are you watching this manipulation set up?
I have written numerous times over the years that they do exactly that sort of operation taking both sides of the bet because you are about to see what appears to be some market volatility but is in fact planned, calculated, pre-fabricated volatility that will shake up the speculators from both ends of the price war and leave them dazed and disoriented and trying to regroup.
After the COT week, we saw some incontrovertible evidence of this on Friday as price jumped up like a ROCKET.
I will step out on the plank now and tell you some speculators got scared out of their shorts on Friday. 
Happens every time.  

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The Bank of Japan plans to buy ¥8 to ¥12 trillion per month.  The government is selling ¥10 trillion per month in new bonds.
This is an astonishing development.
The Bank of Japan will buy 100 percent of the new government bond issuance.
When the central bank is buying all of the bonds issued by the government, this is a major sign of imminent collapse.
Collapse happens when it hits zero, if not earlier. 

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Gold and silver did not have  a great day price wise.
I reminded everyone on Friday that:
The bankers will regroup and will try and forcefully send gold and silver back down on Monday.  Of course the problem that the bankers have is this:  every time they orchestrate a huge raid, some strong entities (a sovereign??) are in there gobbling up much of the naked offering of our bankers. The bankers risk that many of the longs purchased will end up on the delivery table.” 

And sure enough, the bankers started their raids once the COMEX session got under way.

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In the Pharaohs’ day, gold was money.
Today, it might be even more important than ever.

As advanced as our modern civilization may be, we’ve been playing with fire for more than a century.    Every single experiment with unbacked paper money throughout history failed.
And though today’s economists like to think that ‘this time is different,’ our own experiment with paper money will share the same fate.

jim willie

The “switching of sides” in the currency war is going red hot, and it’s no longer simply happening on the outer reaches of the Western alliance, but within core countries which the 3rd Wheel Dollar always thought it could count on: like Canada, like Germany, like the U.K.   Country after country is beginning to understand that this is a key moment in history…
And they don’t want to be left standing on the wrong side!
The World’s unwanted, bullying 3rd Wheel Dollar is being permanently relegated to the “friend zone” or worse, and so is the the U.S.’s leadership by extension!
The U.S. petrodollar, once tolerated, due to its violence and power, is now a sagging, bloated, bankrupt shadow of its former self, and the rest of the neighborhood is now teaming up to take on this bully.

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The contemporary, fiat currency system, which central and international banks constructed, is a model that’s built upon the bedrock of systemic fraud in multiple markets. The only way the system can continue is by constant expansion of currency and debt.  The system has become so full of rot, that it can’t survive without fraud and constant rigging, especially of its perennial competitors: silver and gold.
The untold wealth and power these banks have amassed, comes from being able to steer world markets, whether currencies, or OTC derivatives, or bonds, or commodities, or real estate, and none of that steering is possible without the fiat, debt-based currency system it rests upon.

The monetary system itself is where “the money is”, and that is why the Powers that Be are willing to spend several trillion dollars a year suppressing silver alone!  Even at a price tag that high, it is still well worth continuing.

bazaar

Described as the “next generation of uncensored trade” and a “safe untouchable marketplace,” OpenBazaar is fundamentally different from all the online black markets that have come before it, because it is completely decentralized.
If authorities acted against OpenBazaar users, they could arrest individuals, but the network would survive.

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Simply put, QE can never be halted or even slowed.  The USFed is in a corner, with no policy options, FACING COLLAPSE, with no ability whatsoever to halt the systemic failure in progress.
The USDollar is fast losing its integrity, during a dangerous global rejection episode.   
Therefore, QE must be exported, the easy candidate Japan. Call it Operation Tokyo Twist.
The King Dollar is in the final death throes, and the entire world knows it.
When the new Scheiss Dollar arrives, the wake up call comes. Its painful devaluations will bring price inflation, supply shortage, social disorder, and shock to the gutted nation.
The Tokyo Twist will be the song on the FOREX dance floor where all the gals (fiat currencies) are ugly, in a desperate contest to be the least ugly.
The new BRICS gold & silver backed currency is at an advance stage in the design rooms, soon to see actual implementation.
The Gold Standard is to be re-installed, euphemistically called the Currency Reset. 
History is on the verge of being made.
 

apocalypse

This latest capitulation by gold-stock investors has left this hated sector at truly apocalyptic lows.  Bearish consensus is so extreme that pretty much everyone believes the gold miners are doomed to spiral lower forever.  But today’s horrendous gold-stock price levels aren’t righteous, they’re a temporary emotional fiction conjured by epic fear.  Trading at fundamentally-absurd levels, gold stocks are due to mean revert far higher.