Sinclair Hong KongBeing prepared for an emergency is something we all need to consider.
The disruption of services (utilities, transportation, commerce, etc.) we depend on can create societal conditions in which we may need to depend on ourselves and our personal resources.  Our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our loved ones may depend on our preparedness in the times to come.  Precious metals alone won’t be enough to keep us safe from harm.

end2015 saw The Shemitah come and go, gold and silver smashed to 5-year lows, and the west appearing to be dead set on drawing Russia into WW 3. 
It was truly an Epic Year, and as tradition on SD, we present the Top 10 SD Stories of 2015:

stormMy e-mail box has been filled up this week with panicked owners of gold.
Some who own gold assets have come to the mindset that even though they know precious metals are manipulated, they fear it will “go on forever”. The same goes even for some of the leaders in the gold community, weak knees abound.
The bottom line is this: once the last once of deliverable gold is received, the game will end.

Martin ArmstrongA few years back while opining of a market/financial collapse from behind bars, Mr. Armstrong was adamant that gold would move to $5,000+ per ounce or higher as a result. He called them cause and effect at the time, and stated that gold would be the safe haven from a dysfunctional system.
What has changed?

This is a very important question in my opinion… what has changed and why did this change immediately take place after they sprung the prison doors open?
Did sunlight give him a change of “heart” (and logic) or was the federal “company mantra” part of the key to his release?
 

The business of markets is dead.  It is going to remain dead, killed by the demons who claimed publicly to have been doing the work of god.
Now these same perverted players are running for cover themselves to save the trillions they have made…

silverBill Holter may not think that you should be shocked about 25% premiums in silver and that “whatever you must pay to get it into your hands” is fine. Personally I can’t see the sense of paying 25% when for a few percent you can buy physically backed pool accounts. -Bron Suchecki

ChinaAs we know so well; over the last two weeks, the chaos in global markets finally reached the shores of Manhattan. Market chaos, that had previously been quite widespread and headlined by China, finally gripped U.S. markets. Now we find out China has exited over $100 billion of U.S. Treasury bonds in just the last two weeks and has indicated it is dumping more through Belgium and elsewhere.
China will clearly no longer fund U.S. budget deficits in the foreseeable future. This leaves us with the misunderstood truth “the Federal Reserve is THE Buyer of last resort.” Worse yet; the Emerging Markets have had to jump the gun and have already started to unload U.S. Treasury’s as their currency falls to reflect lower trade and China’s devaluation of the Yuan.
Apparently, the U.S. has now crossed the Rubicon of sorts and will be forced to “print” deficit spending as a last resort. It is called MONETIZATION and has ALWAYS led to hyperinflation.

plungeFrom Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
Legendary gold expert Jim Sinclair says what is going on right now in the stock market is just the warm-up act.
Sinclair contends, “This is a pre-crash, and we are not making it through September without the real thing.
The US Plunge Protection Team is losing control of the markets, and Sinclair warns, “They got the dickens scared out of them. They actually backed off providing the funds necessary. . . . That’s your warning. The warning is markets can overrun plunge protection teams. Markets can and will overrun the manipulation of metals and currencies.
The market will overrun the false strength in the US dollar…
Huge changes are coming
The two last men standing will be gold and gold on steroids-silver.”