Lew Weiss – Opioid Epidemic Hitting Factories Hard

from Financial Survival Network

Lew Weiss returns… We’ve been hearing about the Opioid Epidemic for a quite a while now. Overdoses, deaths and the impact upon families and the communities has been profound. But overlooked is the impact of this drug epidemic on the factory floor. Large numbers of applicants routinely fail drug tests and cannot be allowed to work with heavy and potentially dangerous equipment. Safety is key. Just like you wouldn’t want a stoned pilot, a stoned doctor, a stoned air traffic controller, you don’t want a crane operator under the influence either. Thus the need for drug testing in many industries. The problem needs to be dealt with now.

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Jordan Goodman – Our Bubblicious Economy

from Financial Survival Network

Jordan Goodman returns… What’s going on with the economy and the stock market? Jordan believes that tax reform, Obamacare repeal and other Trump initiatives are dead in the water. There’s very little that can be done besides regulatory reform. Auto delinquencies are rapidly increasing, the student loan bubble is getting ready to burst and we’re getting close to the government’s debt ceiling. Not a recipe for increased confidence and prosperity.

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Andrew Zatlin – Beware of the Coming Recessions

from Financial Survival Network

Andrew Zatlin of MoneyBall Economics is the mega-number cruncher. He believes there’s trouble in paradise. The unemployment numbers appear to be range bound and this always is a precursor to a recession. Debt is escalating. Auto loans now go for 84 months. Andrew believes that the hedge funds and the smart money are getting ready to exit the market. And then things will get interesting. So batten the hatches and get ready!

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Andrew Hoffman – Summer Doldrums Manipulation

from Financial Survival Network

What’s Really Happening Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

  • Another “sleepy summer week” manipulation, like July 4th, which led to big PM gains the following week
  • Bitcoin explosion, as the “ultimate monetary death cross” approaches (i.e., crypto usurping fiat)
  • Precious Metals and Bitcoin, the only true “scarcity assets”
  • Best-ever environment for Precious Metal portfolio swaps
  • Etc.

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Viral Podcasting – Do Live Interviews to Increase Excitement (#16)

from Viral Podcasting

Doing interviews in a live setting can be a lot of fun or a nightmare. The first time I ever did a live interview was in a grand ballroom with 5000 present. I didn’t have time to prepare interview questions or do proper preparation. I was truly on my own. Somehow the adrenaline kicked and the questions started spewing from my lips. The interviewees seem to respond well and I began to relax. Later when I played back the interviews they sounded pretty good. The crowd noise in the background really added a sense of reality to the interview. It was an epiphany. I finally understood what the report on the street went through. It was a real growth experience. Next time you have the opportunity, try it. It will help you grow. You’ll have to think on your feet and you’ll have to make the interview pace flow. Flow is everything! Your rhythm and temp will help determine whether your interview is interesting and exciting or boring and humdrum. It’s your decision, reach for greatness through a live interview. It will change you. It’s all in my book. Order it on Amazon here.

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Danielle Park – Time to Start Sharing

from Financial Survival Network

Danielle Park returns… The sharing economy has not been born solely out of efficiency, it’s also largely a matter of necessity. Declining incomes and profits make it a major money saver for the shrinking middle class. Whether it’s AirBNB for travel, Uber to get where you’re going or Citibikes to use a bicycle in the City, it just makes so much sense. And we haven’t seen anything yet. It’s going to really take off soon once self-driving cars really hit the market.

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Jeff Ferry – Trade Deficit Continues Upward

from Financial Survival Network

Jeff Ferry is Research Director at the Coalition for a Prosperous America. New trade figures from the Department of Commerce show the U.S. international trade picture continues to deteriorate. The U.S. trade deficit in June hit $43.6 billion, almost the same as the June level last year of $43.8 billion. But for the first half of this year, at $276.6 billion, the trade deficit is 10.7% worse than the year-ago figure. We are now on track for an annual trade deficit this year of some $550 billion, which would be the highest deficit since 2008. That’s some 2.8% of our GDP, a substantial contractionary force in the economy. If that spending were going towards U.S. goods and services instead of foreign goods and services, it would create more revenue, more jobs, more profit, and more investment inside the U.S. instead of overseas.

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Titus Gebel – Free Private Cities For All

from Financial Survival Network

Titus Gebel is an entrepreneur who’s attempting to further the concept of Free Private Cities, an idea who’s time has come. Rather than your rights springing forth from a government edict or constitution, they are derived from a contract with the profit making free private city. Your duties are clearly spelled out as are their’s. If you don’t like the place, you can leave. It would be a libertarian haven for all. It’s time to try another system for human beings to peaceably and productively live and interact together. This seems better than most. In places where parts of the concept have been adapted, success has been the rule. Imagine the Free Private City of Detroit.

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The Weekly Perspective with David Morgan for August 12th, 2017

from The Morgan Report

David Morgan‘s weekly perspective for August 12th, 2017…

What’s keeping the Italian Government’s debt from blowing up. Banks have been dumping the debt, nearly 20 percent recently. Who will be the buyer of last resort when the US’s debt starts unraveling. David believes it’s a precursor to what’s actually happening. When debt goes everything else will too. The Pentagon stated that it’s ready to attack North Korea on a moment’s notice if need be. All wars are bankers’ wars. Is the another WMD situation. Looks like we’re marching towards a pre-emptive strike sooner or later. Talk of war is good for business, especially the defense industry. Crypto-currencies are being pre-empted by the powers that be. Fear and loathing in Crypto-Land. Cryptos are all the rage. There’s a lot of scams out there and there’s a lot of money being made. Gold and silver were well up for the week. Largest hedge funds are bullish on pm’s due to the current geo-pol situation and the stock market appears to be toppy. Silver has been outperforming gold. That’s a very reliable indicator. We’ll see if it’s sustainable or not. Let’s see what happens. A pretty decent rally. War drums have been driving the market. Mish Shedlock says one should own 10-25% of one’s assets in pm’s right now. Mining stocks are looking good. Margins increased on Gold, Silver and Copper by CME. We see this quite often when the metals start going up, they’re quick to raise margins.

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John Rubino – Financial Problems Always Lead to Social Unrest

from Financial Survival Network

John Rubino joined us today for our usual Monday show. What’s happening in Virginia is related to the underlying financial deterioration of the economy and the middle class. When things are going well, people don’t have time for demonstrations, they’re too busy working and earning income. Events such as this are emblematic of an economic crisis. Bitcoin at $4200. Bitcoin cash at $300. How does it tie into the bad economy meme? Is this truly the birth of competitive currencies? Is Tulipcoin far behind? We’ve already gotten Bitcohen, the Israeli answer to crypto-currencies.

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Garrett Gunderson – Think Like a Rockefeller!

from Financial Survival Network

Garrett Gunderson joined us today for a very enlightening discussion. He’s an entrepreneur, financial advocate and founder of Wealth Factory. Garrett brings energy and excitement to debunking the many widely accepted myths and fabrications that undermine the prosperity and joy of millions of business owners. He is the NY Times best-selling author of Killing Sacred Cows and more recently, What Would the Rockefellers Do? He’s appeared on TV shows including ABC’s Good Money, Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox and CNBC’s Squawk on the Street — and his firm was named to the Inc. 500. Most importantly, Garrett makes personal finance for entrepreneurs simple, immediately actionable and even enjoyable.

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Triple Lutz Report #424 – North Korea Situation Going Nuclear

from Financial Survival Network

The situation with North Korea shows no signs of resolution. But how much control does China have? It would appear they have a lot, but as in all Frankenstein situations, eventually the creator loses control of his creation. And you know what happens then, mayhem and destruction. But there’s a lot more going on than this. Listen and and find out what’s going to happen next. Oh, by the way, Bitcoin $4k and gold and silver are going up. Surprise!

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Edward Karr – US Gold’s Future Looking Extremely Bright

from Financial Survival Network

Edward Karr is president, CEO and Chairman of US Gold. A new FSN sponsor, he’s extremely bullish about the price of gold and the company’s ability to leverage its three projects to capitalize on it. Ed’s been in mining for decades and believes that the current policies being followed by governments around the world will have two definite results, currency debasement and higher precious metals prices. The company has two projects, Keystone and Gold Bar in Nevada’s Famed Cortez Gold Trend. Infrastructure here is first class and all indications are that these could be extremely productive and profitable. In addition, there’s the Copper King project in Wyoming. A PEA has already been done and Ed is planning to advance the project through a Pre-Feasibility Study and permitting strategy, and then continue to expand upon the current 1.5 million ounce gold equivalent resource. If things keeps going right for US Gold, there’s a very bright future ahead. The stock is traded on the NASDAQ and the catchy symbol is USAU.

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Gerald Celente – Did Trump Destroy Trump Rally?




from Trends Journal

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Don’t Forget About The Red Swan

by David Stockman
Daily Reckoning

Given the anti-Trump feeding frenzy, we continue to believe that a Swan is on its way bearing Orange. But if that’s not enough to dissuade the dip buyers, perhaps the impending arrival of the Red Swan will at least give them pause.

The chart below comprises a picture worth thousands of words. It puts the lie to the latest Wall Street belief that the global economy is accelerating and that surging corporate profits justify the market’s latest manic rip.

What is actually going on is a short-lived global credit/growth impulse emanating from China. Beijing panicked early last year and opened up the capital expenditure (CapEx) spigots at the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) out of fear that China’s great machine was heading for stall speed at exactly the wrong time.

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Broken America | Jesse Lee Peterson and Stefan Molyneux




from Stefan Molyneux

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Gold’s Sudden, Newfound Relative Strength

by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
The Daily Gold

Three weeks ago we discussed how Gold needed to perform considering the US$ index was likely to bounce due to an oversold condition and extreme bearish sentiment.

We wrote: “Simply put, Gold will have to prove itself in real terms if it is going to hold its ground or breakout as the US$ begins a likely bounce.”

The US$ index has enjoyed only a slight rebound but Gold has maintained its 2017 US$ weakness induced gains because of its strong relative performance. Below we plot the daily line chart of Gold and a number of ratios: Gold against foreign currencies (Gold/FC), Gold against Equities and Gold against Bonds. Since the July low, Gold has showed good nominal and relative performance.

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Ron Paul on Anarchy, Running for President, the Federal Reserve and Bitcoin




from TheAnarchast

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We Need a Social Revolution

by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds

Governments and corporations cannot restore social connectedness and balance to our lives.

In the conventional view, there are two kinds of revolutions: political and technological. Political revolutions may be peaceful or violent, and technological revolutions may transform civilizations gradually or rather abruptly—for example, revolutionary advances in the technology of warfare.

In this view, the engines of revolution are the state–government in all its layers and manifestations—and the corporate economy.

In a political revolution, a new political party or faction gains converts to its narrative, and this new force replaces the existing political order, either via peaceful means or violent revolution.

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Scott Cahill: Collapse Risk at the Oroville Dam is Still Unacceptably High

Bungled repairs and new concerns at the tallest US dam

by Adam Taggart
Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity

Remember the crisis earlier this year at the Oroville Dam?

The overflow from California’s winter of heavy rain threatened to overpower our country’s tallest dam. A cascading failure of the dam’s main gates, its primarily spillway AND its emergency spillway had the world watching hour by hour to see if a catastrophic breach was going to occur.

Fortunately, the rains stopped long enough for the situation to be brought under control. The dam remains in place and repair crews have been working all spring and summer.

But should we breathe easy at this point? Not at all, says dam safety expert Scott Cahill. Our readers will remember Scott from the excellent technical assessment he provided in the thick of the crisis earlier this year. In our earlier podcast with him, he explained how the real tragedy at Oroville was that for many years, small and affordable maintenance projects that easily could have prevented the crisis were diverted (in his estimation, the cost of making the needed repairs was quite small — around $6 million.

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The Latest Updates from Martin Armstrong – 2017.08.20

by Martin Armstrong
Armstrong Economics

Socrates Preview Adding to Standard Access

Steven Bannon Fired – Thank God

Barcelona Terrorist Attack – Is Europe Lost?

Trump Forced to Dissolve Advisory Committees As Left Targets Businesses

Rogoff Tells Central Banks More Negative Interest Rates Will Be Needed

Market Talk- August 18th, 2017

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We Need Money That Supports Nationalism Not Globalism! – Bill Still Interview




from CrushTheStreet

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Five Reasons Franklin D. Roosevelt Was the Worst

by Daily Bell Staff
The Daily Bell

Can you believe that there are at least three statues of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington DC? There is one in South Dakota too, another in Virginia, and even more in London.

It appears all these places are overrun by racists and fascist sympathizers. How can people put up with revering a man who:

1. Literally Rounded Up 120,000 Japanese Americans, and Put them in Concentration Camps!

That was authorized by executive order 9066, which Roosevelt signed February 19, 1942.

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Peter Schiff Slams the Stock Market, Federal Reserve and Bitcoin




from Peter Schiff

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Donald Trump Finally Comes Out of the Closet

by Michael Krieger
Liberty Blitzkrieg

The firing of Steve Bannon is in my opinion the most significant event to happen during the Trump administration thus far. Moreover, it will have massive reverberations across the U.S. political spectrum for years and years to come. I wasn’t planning on writing today, but this news is so incredibly significant I find myself with little choice.

Taking a step back, part of the reason I was immediately able to see through the Trump con was due to my upbringing in New York City. The guy was constantly in the news my entire life, so I had a pretty decent understanding of where he was really coming from and what makes him tick. The mindset of your typical NYC-based billionaire real estate developer is filled with all sorts of perspectives and priorities, but thoughts of populism are not amongst them.

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Is Capitalism the Real Problem? – Rebutted!




from Stefan Molyneux

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