Wal-Mart is facing questions tonight after CBS13 learns the company draws its bottled water from a Sacramento water district during California’s drought.
According to its own labeling, the water in the gallon jugs appears to come from Sacramento’s water supply.
Sacramento sells water to a bottler, DS Services of America, at 99 cents for every 748 gallons—the same rate as other commercial and residential customers. That water is then bottled and sold at Walmart for 88 cents per gallon, meaning that $1 of water from Sacramento turns into $658.24 for Walmart and DS Services.

As we all know, you should never let a historic drought get in the way of corporate profit margins; and these appear to be some really nice margins.

Silver vs Gold Investment CHART newMany of the top precious metal analysts state that gold is the premium asset and insurance hedge during a financial collapse.  We hear this time and time again.  However, if we look at the data during the near collapse of the U.S. Banking and financial system in 2008, gold wasn’t the most sought after precious metal:

imagesFalling interest forces you to spend your principal, because it starves you of return.  At the same time it feels rather pleasant, because you can sell your assets at higher and higher prices.
Everyone loves a bull market, because they’re all making money. Alas, the process of relentlessly higher asset prices is totally corrupt.
Let’s drill down into this, because it’s the key to understanding why our system is failing.

imagesHistory and current actions justify the expectation that governments and central banks will increase debt, devalue fiat currencies, and thereby force silver and gold prices much higher.
Convert digital dollars, yen, pounds, and euros into silver and gold while you can.
Current “on sale” prices will not last much longer.

Rick RuleI remember as clearly as I can see you today the processes that led to my first catastrophic loss, which was a group of many losses.
One of the things that happens is that bull markets, like bear markets, are self-fulfilling prophecies, and the whole narrative in the 1970’s was that the 1970’s was going to go on further which was a very convenient paradigm for me to assume.

They didn’t.

Gold is an anti-currency. It’s a kind of asset that you own because you don’t have confidence in the paper currency issued by governments and central bankers.
So with that in mind, the idea of trading in your paper currency for gold, hoping to trade it back for more paper currency at a later date misses the point entirely.

I do think that everybody should consider owning precious metals.
Again, not as an investment or speculation, but as a form of savings that exists outside of the conventional system.

collapseWill gold and silver ever reach the once highly touted $5,000 -$10,000 and $400 – $1,000 respective ounce levels? 
Perhaps a more pertinent question is, in what kind of environment will you find yourself as an owner of physical metal, regardless of price?
If you let the Harlan K Ullmans of the world dominate your life, or go through life in an unexamined manner, the elite’s unfolding game of Jenga, unseen but visible to the curious eye seeking to be informed, will destroy you.  None of those in control want you to own gold or silverIt is an act of individualism, a non-state action, but if you do not have or own either gold/silver, you are playing totally into the hands of those state-actors bent on making you subject to their whims.