Joel Skousen – Hyper-Inflation Isn’t Happening

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Bix Weir & Chris Duane – Is There Life After The Silver Fix?

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Dr. Elaina George – Potential Public Health Crisis From Uncontrolled Immigration

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Tekoa Da Silva – Is It Time To Go Into Quality Mining Stocks?

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Mark Skousen – Freedomfest After Action Report

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Triple Lutz Report #358 – Are Auto Loans The Next Bubble

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John Rubino – 2007: Deja Vu All Over Again

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Joel Skousen – Hyper-Inflation Isn’t Happening

from Financial Survival Network

Joel Skousen is a political scientist specializing in the philosophy of law and Constitutional theory. He’s a designer of high of security residences and retreats that have been built throughout North America. His latest book is Strategic Relocation–North American Guide to Safe Places. He explains that hyper-inflation is not likely and that war with Russia and China is the likely goal of the globalists. This will enable them to institute a world government and currency.

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Dr. Elaina George – Potential Public Health Crisis From Uncontrolled Immigration

from Financial Survival Network

Dr. Elaina George was on today speaking about the potential for numerous health threats that can arise from the uncontrolled immigration that is now taking place. There’s virtually no health screening being done on the recent immigrants. The possible diseases they can be carrying runs the gamet from drug resistant TB, to Swine Flu, to Ebola, to any other number of tropical diseases. Dr. George says that the American health system is completely unprepared for this threat that is being foisted upon the country.

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Bix Weir & Chris Duane – Is There Life After The Silver Fix?

from Financial Survival Network

Bix Weir and Chris Duane sat down for a round table discussion earlier today.

They talk about how they got into the sound money camp, how the system has managed to keep functioning the past six years and where they see it heading in the future. The Silver Fix ends on August 14, 2014, after 117 years. What’s next?

They give their candid views on silver, the fix, the bankster and much more.

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US Failure: Unintended Consequence

by Jim Willie CB,
Gold Seek

The contributors are many as actors in the American Tragedy, to cause the systemic breakdown failed state. Faulty monetary policy, economic policy, and political policy have caused the resulting failure. The primary perpetrators are the central bankers, led by Greenspan and Bernanke. These two men have done more to destroy the USEconomy, the US financial structure, the US currency, than any two men of prominence. To be sure, the Bush, Clinton, and Rubin gang played a huge role in the collapse. Their supporting cast of destructive actors is very long, like the serial bank criminals residing on Wall Street. To be sure, the system itself has played a key role in the harmful factors. The two most apparent harmful resident factors are the strong US labor unions and the influential environmental movement, which together encouraged the vast outsourcing of US industry at first to the Pacific Rim, and then fanning across the developing world. Both workmen compensation and OSHEA regulations interfered with US cost settings, but not as much as USGovt corporate taxes. The textile industry went to India and Pakistan, even Bangladesh. Call centers went to India, Philippines, even Costa Rica. The culprits are too numerous to cite.

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“There Is A War Coming In Europe” – New World Next Week

from corbettreport

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The West’s Reckless Rush Towards War with Russia

by Chris Martenson
Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity

For reasons that have no rational explanations at this time, the US and Europe have embarked on a concerted program to demonize Putin, ostracize Russia, and bring the world as close to a major conflict as it’s been since the Cold War, a time hardly memorable to many in the current crop of our elected officials.

Within hours of the MH-17 plane crash, the United States pinned the blame on Russia generally, and Putin particularly. The anti-Putin propaganda (and if there were a stronger term I’d use it) has been relentless and almost comically over-the-top (see image above, and those below).

The US and the UK in particular, are leading the charge. Indeed, the UK’s Daily Mail managed to crank out an article on the MH-17 affair within just a few hours on the very same day it occurred with this headline:

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How World War I Changed America

from TomWoodsTV

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Usual Suspects

Latin American countries are the most likely to default

by A.P. and L.P.
The Economist

ON JULY 30th Argentina defaulted for the second time in 13 years, and for the eighth time in its history. That makes it one of the world’s most serial sovereign defaulters, though not the most frequent reoffender. Ecuador and Venezuela have both reneged on their debts ten times; four other countries have defaulted nine times in total, according to data from Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, two experts on sovereign debt. Nine of the top ten defaulters are from Latin America, although many have shown no trace of the debt-default disease for decades. That, alas, is plainly not the case for Argentina.

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Gold On A Losing Streak, Europe Feeling The Pinch – Jim Wyckoff | Kitco News

from Kitco NEWS

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No Tears For Argentina – But A Swift Kick To The Greenspan Fed Is Warranted

by David Stockman
David Stockman’s Contra Corner

Argentina has (apparently) defaulted again. This is the seventh time in its history, but no tears are warranted. For more than a half-century, its government has been a chronic fount of fiscal profligacy and statist economic schemes that have destroyed its once fabulous national wealth.

Perhaps now it will face that historic day of reckoning that has been for so long deferred. Hopefully, its long suffering citizens will finally come to realize that they have been governed by charlatans and crooks, and demand a clean break with the kind of destructive Peronist policies which have plagued the nation for most of the last 70 years. In this context, the short-run pain that the hedge fund “holdouts” are inflicting on the nation’s 41 million citizens is regrettable, but in pursuing their contractual rights and speculative gain they are, in fact, doing the work of the economic gods.

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Gaza, Egypt, and the Failing US Empire

from wepollock

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CIA Admits Spying On Senate Computers

from Zero Hedge

It’s not been a good day for the CIA. First, the State Department slams them for brutally treating terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks, noting that “no American is proud” of CIA tactics. And now, as The NY Times reports, an internal investigation has found that its officers improperly penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing the report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. Of course, this is not the first time the CIA has hacked Senate networks but do not fear American citizenry, CIA Director has apologized for his staff “acting inappropriately” and is setting up an internal accountability board to review the matter.

The report is damning… (via AP)

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Dealing Desk: Sunshine Makes For a Quiet Market Amid UK Selling

by Kelly-Ann Kearsey
Gold Money

It has been a quiet week among GoldMoney’s 22,000 worldwide customers, with the summer holiday season kicking in.

There has been a low level of profit taking across all metals, and Dealing Manager at the online precious metals trader, Kelly-Ann Kearsey said it has been the UK vaults which have seen the most outflow, ‘Although our buyer/seller ratio is still just slightly in favour of the buyers, all the metals have seen some sell off and there has been a continuation of the west to east flow that we have experienced for the past 18 months. The UK vaults saw the most selling, with Singapore again recording the biggest gains.

‘In the wider market gold has stayed weaker, below the 1300 level, as upbeat economic figures continue to come from the USA showing the recovery is well underway. We’ve also seen the resulting gains from the US dollar against other major currencies.

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Jet Pack Ruiners, Toy Gun Grabbers, Eco ATM Luddites (Nanny of the Month, 7-14)

from ReasonTV

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Alphabet Soup: GDP, ECB, QE and Q2

by Sheraz Mian
Financial Sense

Stocks opened lower in today’s session, with Europe-centric concerns and more follow-through from Wednesday’s Fed statement as the likely catalysts. The jobs report coming out tomorrow has assumed even greater significance following the strong GDP report and the market’s evolving Fed outlook.

Concerns about Europe’s disinflationary pressures were kept alive today, with July CPI for the region coming shy of market expectations – up +0.4% in July vs. consensus estimates of +0.5% and the European Central Bank (ECB) target of +2%. The direct implication of this is that the ECB will need to more be aggressive in its efforts to reverse the trend, at a time when other central banks like the U.S. Fed and the Bank of England are contemplating moves in the other direction.

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The Never-Ending ‘Recovery’

by Jeff Nielson
Bullion Bulls Canada

Follow along, ladies and gentlemen, as the amazing tale of the U.S. “economic recovery” is presented to readers. This journey into the surreal begins with an obvious question: how was this Never-Ending Recovery created, which (supposedly) is already roughly twice as long as any ordinary recovery, and (according to the “experts”) shows no sign of ever ending?

Any/all close followers of the Never-Ending Recovery will have no problem answering this question. It was created through the stalwart “leadership” of the Federal Reserve, under the expert tutelage of B.S. Bernanke. He printed, and printed, and printed U.S. dollars at an exponentially increasing rate, never before seen with any paper currency – which did not immediately plunge into worthlessness via hyperinflation. And those are only the $trillions which Bernanke admits printing.

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Football Economics: Changing the Rules of the Game | Learn Liberty

from Learn Liberty

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“Significant Underutilization of Labor Resources”

by Andrew Hoffman
Miles Franklin

Do you want to know what hyper-inflation looks like? Well guess what? Despite what the “experts” tell you, it is decidedly not a “thing of the past.” The most famous 20th century example was Weimar Germany, where stocks soared as the Reichsmark collapsed; but far more recently, the same thing occurred in 2009 Zimbabwe. In both cases, the illusory nominal stock gains were eventually swamped by permanent real losses relative to inflation – and precious metals – which is where many of the world’s Central bank juiced markets are likely headed in the coming years.

To wit, last night’s announcement that Argentina officially defaulted on its debt causing the Argentine Peso to collapse to new all-time lows (at least, all-time lows for this version of the Peso) – just as we have seen with the equally hyper-inflating Venezuelan Bolivar.

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The Report From Iron Mountain (Sons of Liberty Academy 8.32)

from TruthNeverTold

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Peter Schiff and Doug Casey on the REAL State of the Economy

by Doug Casey
International Man

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is The Peter Schiff Show (

Peter always does an excellent job of dissecting the latest economic news and cutting through the smoke and mirrors of government statistics.

Recently he had Doug Casey on his radio show to discuss what’s really happening with the economy. And it’s nothing close to what the talking heads in the financial media would have you believe.

I’m happy to bring this fascinating discussion to International Man readers. I think you’ll not only enjoy it, but you’ll also learn something too.

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Ebola – What You’re Not Being Told

from StormCloudsGathering

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JPMorgan In Talks To Buy Argentine Holdout Bonds, Among Other Options: DJ


JPMorgan is discussing the possibility of buying Argentina’s sovereign debt from a group of dissident bondholders, Dow Jones reported on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The South American nation is fighting a court decision that determined it must treat all bondholders the same, despite a massive restructuring agreement stemming from its default more than a decade ago. A group of so-called “vulture fund” holdouts are demanding that Argentina honor their bonds without a haircut.

The Dow Jones report said buying the bonds is one of many options and the talks between JPMorgan and bondholders were still fluid.

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Eurozone Inflation Slips Further Into The ‘Danger Zone’

from BBC

Eurozone inflation has fallen to its lowest level since the height of the financial crisis, sliding further into what the European Central Bank (ECB) has described as a “danger zone”.

Prices rose in the single currency area by 0.4% in July, from 0.5% in June.

The ECB considers that an inflation rate of below 1% poses a risk of deflation.

Separate figures show that unemployment in the region fell slightly to 11.5% in June compared to 11.6% in May.

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Moscow Fights Back After Sanctions; Battle Rages Near Ukraine Crash Site

by Polina Devitt and Gabriela Baczynska

(Reuters) – Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine’s government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation.

Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland and said it could extend it to the entire European Union, a move Warsaw called Kremlin retaliation for new Western sanctions over Ukraine imposed on Russia on Tuesday.

Moscow called the new EU and U.S. sanctions “destructive and short-sighted” and said they would lead to higher energy prices in Europe and damage cooperation with the United States on international affairs.

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Jim Rickards: Tracking The Impact Of Argentina’s Debt Default

from CNBC

Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, discusses whether Argentina’s second default on its sovereign debt will have a contagion effect on global financial markets.

Russia And India Begin Negotations To Use National Currencies In Settlements, Bypassing Dollar

from Zero Hedge

Over the past 6 months, there has been much talk about the strategic proximity between Russia and China, made even more proximal following the “holy grail” gas deal announced in May which would not have happened on such an accelerated time frame had it not been for US escalation in Ukraine. But little has been said about that other just as crucial for the “new BRIC world order” relationship, that between Russia and India. That is about to change when yesterday the Russian central bank announced that having been increasingly shunned by the west, Russia discussed cooperation with Reserve Bank of India Executive Director Shrikant Padmanabhan. The punchline: India agreed to create a task group to work out a mechanism for using national currencies in settlements. And so another major bilateral arrangement is set up that completely bypasses the dollar.

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Nine Need-to-Know Tips for Buying Annuities… And Knowing When They’re Not For You

by Dennis Miller
Gold Seek

You’re probably something of an expert in your own field—and that field probably isn’t insurance or annuities. How, then, can you work through the minefield of clauses, guarantees, and pages of small print? Here are nine ways to start.

While you may feel uncomfortable doing this, you’re the one putting down thousands of dollars, and you have every right demand this. Remember: caveat emptor! It’s the buyer who must beware; you must protect yourself. Ultimately, the language in the annuity contract is what matters, but it doesn’t hurt to memorialize your verbal agreement with the agent in writing.

Hopefully your agent is totally honest and will help write the agreement, and both parties can sign and date it. If the agent starts to waffle, trust your instincts.

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Transform The World

by Monty Pelerin
Monty Pelerin’s World

Obama announced his intentions to “transform America” as a candidate although never specified what that meant. After almost six years, the picture is becoming clearer. Now it appears that the phrase actually involves more than America. It appears that Obama believes he can transform the world. Regarding relationships with US allies and enemies that certainly seems to be the case.

Some believe that Obama’s foreign policy reflects incompetence or disinterest. Perhaps, although he may believe it is necessary to transform the world in order to achieve his unequivocally-stated goal of transforming America. His early self-delusion as President-of-the-World (now laughable) may reflect the belief that he either has this mandate or requires it in order to transform America.

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Wages Finally Rising, Which Could Force Fed To Hike

Opinion: The news we’ve been waiting for, but does Yellen believe it?

by Rex Nutting
Market Watch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — This is the news we’ve all been waiting for: Wages are finally rising. And that means the economy is getting strong enough for the Federal Reserve to at least consider raising short-term interest rates to a normal level.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday that the employment cost index rose 0.7% in the second quarter, the fastest growth since 2008. Wages and salaries increased 0.6% (the most in nearly six years), while benefit costs increased 1% (the most in three years).

The rise in benefit costs was largely due to the costs of funding pensions and not providing health insurance. Health-insurance costs are up a modest 2.7% in the past year despite the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Useful Idiots and the Something For Nothing Society – Part 2 of 4

by Theodore (Ty) Andros
Gold Seek

This is part II of IV of Useful Idiots and The Something for Nothing Society. In part I, we covered the beginning of the evolution from a capitalist constitutional republic during Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency a century ago into the progressive socialist state we have become today. This transformation has taken over a century and has been implemented in such an incremental manner as to be mostly imperceptible to the public at large. It began with the creation of the Federal Reserve (privately owned central bank owned by multi-century banking families) and UNSOUND money (which transformed money from a place to store your savings and labor and a store of value which moved your savings into the future, into an instrument of confiscation, theft and exploitation of the public). The other element of the road to serfdom was the personal income tax, also implemented at that time. This series is a connect the dots exercise designed to allow you to see the enormity and inevitability of the societal collapse we find ourselves in. Its causes, the system that is in place driving it forward and the reality of our situations, better allow you to see and prepare for its demise, hopefully benefitting from it. It is the greatest opportunity in history but requires a keen understanding of history and Austrian economics which has predicted it all. The history of this collapse of empires is being presented to you in this series.

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The Scatalogical Matter Is Really Flying Now

by David Kranzler
Investment Research Dynamics

Now that everyone is blaming Russia – instead of the weather – for everything that is happening (Adidas blamed Russia for its poor results instead of the fact that its shoes suck) – I’m wondering when Obama is going to come out and tell us Russians killed Jesus.

Of course, ignore the Chicago PMI report today – which just posted the 2nd biggest drop on record and the biggest ever miss vs. Wall Street Einsteinian forecasts: LINK.

Conveniently skip that fact and continue to believe in a 4% GDP report and Santa Clause.

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Keiser Report: America’s Kleptocro-Oligarchy (E634)

from RT

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Is JPMorgan About To Bailout Argentina?

from Zero Hedge

Update: According to Ambito the deal is a no go as Italian bondholders (and likely all others) claim that a private deal with a buyer of holdout bonds would also trigger the RUFO clause, thus making the deal meaningless and forcing Argentina to payout billions more. From Ambito:

Italian bondholders say a private agreement also would trigger the clause RUFO

The representative of a group of debt holders Argentina Italy, Tulio Zembo said that any agreement between private RUFO also would trigger the clause.

“I do not understand the idea of banks because that would trigger the RUFO” Economy Minister said yesterday. Please do not help us because it makes the situation worse,” said Zembo in dialogue with Radio La Red

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