How much time do you spend each day with all electronic devices completely turned off? 
The average American spends more than 10 hours a day using an electronic device.  And most of that activity is not even interactive.  The vast majority of the time we are just passively absorbing content that someone else has created. 
This very much reminds me of the movie “the Matrix”, but with a twist….

The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight.  Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps.
All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons.
As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders.
Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them.  But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a “suspicious activity” all by itself.
These days, if you pay a hotel bill with cash or if you pay for several hundred dollars worth of goods at a store with cash you are probably going to get looked at funny.
You see, the truth is that we have already been trained to regard the use of large amounts of cash to be unusual.
The next step will be to formally ban large cash transactions…

storm tsunami

Things are setting up in textbook fashion for the next great economic crisis. 
When the financial crisis of 2008 struck, and for a while it felt like the world was coming to an end.  Of course it didn’t come to an end – it was just the first wave of our problems.
The waves that come next are going to be the ones that really wipe us out

silver precipice

On March 9th, 2009 the S&P 500 hit a low of 676.53.  Since that day, it has risen more than 200 percent.
As you will see below, there are only two other times within the last 100 years when the S&P 500 performed this well over a six year time frame.
In both instances, the end result was utter disaster.

Are we on the verge of an unprecedented global currency crisis?
The U.S. dollar continues to surge against almost every other major global currency.  The U.S. dollar index has now risen an astounding 23 percent in just the last eight months, the fastest pace the U.S. dollar has risen since 1981. 
Do you remember what happened the last time the U.S. dollar went on a great run like this?
As you can see from the chart below, it was in mid-2008, and what followed was the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression…

Chinese World CurrencyThe Chinese do not plan to live in a world dominated by the U.S. dollar for much longer.  Chinese leaders have been calling for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the primary global reserve currency for a long time, but up until now they have never been very specific about what they would put in place of it.
Many have assumed that the Chinese simply wanted some new international currency to be created.  But what if that is not what the Chinese had in mind?
What if they have always wanted their own currency to become the single most dominant currency on the entire planet? 
What you are about to see is rather startling, but it shouldn’t be a surprise.
When it comes to economics and finance, the Chinese have always been playing chess while the western world has been playing checkers. 
Sadly, checkmate is now on the horizon.

In the past 40 years, we have never been closer to World War III than we are today. 
At this moment, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu no longer trusts Barack Obama to do what is right for Israel, and it is an open secret that Obama pretty much despises Netanyahu.  And during his speech to Congress on Tuesday, Netanyahu once again made it abundantly clear that his government will never, ever allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. 

For years, Iran and Israel have been on a collision course, and now time is running out.
And when war does erupt in the Middle East, the death and destruction could be on a scale that is absolutely unimaginable.

Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet?  This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future.  This is something that is being systematically implemented right now

Scientists tell us that it is just a matter of time until another superquake hits the Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, & Mississippi region known as the New Madrid fault zone. 
There have been some awesome earthquakes in this region throughout history.
In 1811 and 1812, there were four earthquakes along the New Madrid fault zone there were so immensely powerful that they are still talked about today.
And now earthquake activity in the central portion of the nation is increasing again.
So what would happen if a major earthquake did strike the New Madrid fault zone?

The total solar eclipse on March 20th falls on Nisan 1, which is the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar.  According to Jewish tradition, a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 is a sign of judgment.
And this has certainly been true in the past.
For example, there was a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 in 70 AD.  Later that year, the Romans attacked Jerusalem and completely destroyed the Temple.
What makes all of this even more interesting is the fact that the solar eclipse on March 20th falls right in the middle of the blood moon tetrad, and it also happens to fall during
the Shemitah year.

The mainstream media in the U.S. is being very quiet about this, but the truth is that the U.S.-backed government in Kiev is starting to lose the civil war.
The Obama administration could decide to intervene by shipping large amounts of weapons and supplies to the Ukrainian government, but that could turn the civil war in Ukraine into a proxy war between the United States and Russia.
And the thing about proxy wars is that sometimes they turn into real wars.
Now that war is raging in Ukraine, the United States and Russia have been put on a collision course which is likely to end very, very badly…

Is this the beginning of the end for the Eurozone?  On Thursday, Germany rejected a Greek request for a six-month loan extension. 
The Greek government will run out of money in just a couple of weeks, and without a deal there is a very good chance that Greece will be forced to leave the euro.
In fact, this week Commerzbank AG increased the probability of a “Grexit” to 50 percent.  And if Greece does leave the eurozone, it could spark a full blown European financial crisis.