Dr. James Hubbard – The Survival Doc’s “Must Have” List

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John Rubino – Imagine a World Without Central Banks and Fractional Reserve Banking

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Andrew Hoffman – Major Precious Metals Attack Underway

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Mickey Fulp’s Monthly Major Market Review for August 2014

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Lew Rockwell – Why We Keep On Fighting For Libertarianism And Truth

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Steve Simpson – Corporate Inversions Are Totally Patriotic

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Bruce Anderson – Keeping Your Data Safe From The Data Theft Epidemic

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Dr. James Hubbard – The Survival Doc’s “Must Have” List

from Financial Survival Network

If it all hits the fan, there’s a list of must have medical items that Dr. James Hubbard, TheSurvivalDoctor.com, has put together. It probably wouldn’t cost more than $150 to assemble and yet it could save many lives. From natural disasters to man made disasters, the items he lists have many uses and could make all the difference in those early hours when the system is unable to respond. Duct could be a life saver. Find out why and get the list today!

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John Rubino – Imagine a World Without Central Banks and Fractional Reserve Banking

from Financial Survival Network

John Rubino writes in the Money Bubble, “In a very real sense, it is fractional reserve banking and not money itself that is the root of so many of today’s evils. Whenever fractional reserves are permitted, the banking system – including the one that exists today throughout the world – comes to resemble a classic Ponzi scheme which can only function as long as most people don’t try to get at their money.”

A Better System

“Now, is this critique of the current monetary system just impotent ideological whining over something that, like the weather, can’t be changed? Or could fractional reserve banking and the resulting need for economic central planning actually be replaced by something better? Specifically, how could a banking system without fractional reserve lending accommodate depositors’ demand that their money be there when they want it and borrowers’ desire for 30-year mortgages which would tie up those deposits for decades? And could this market operate without the need for government oversight and management?”

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Andrew Hoffman – Major Precious Metals Attack Underway

from Financial Survival Network

Welcome to another Manipulation Monday (even though it’s Tuesday) with Andrew Hoffman. Listen in as Andy talks about:

  • Operation Annihilation PM Part II;
  • ECB on Thursday Trillion Dollar QE;
  • Collapsing manufacturing data around the world;
  • Spain issuing new debt at low rates;
  • Currencies falling around the world thanks to Draghi;
  • Yen broke 105 yen to the buck;
  • Abenomics will be doubled up when it ends in April;Diffusion indexes keep going up right before the election;
  • Labor Day attack;
  • Ukraine is getting close to a real war with Russia;
  • ISIS our next 911.

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Mickey Fulp’s Monthly Major Market Review for August 2014

from Financial Survival Network

We caught up with Mickey Fulp today, for his monthly market review.

That old Dow Jones keeps on rolling along. Uranium finally starts making its move. Palladium keeps going up. Gold is flat, silver is down, the Dollar is king. Oil takes a hit, but Henry recovers.

This and more as the Mercenary Geologist prepares to go on a major road trip. We put the market into perspective. Oh and let’s not forget, the 10 year rate is way down and so is Bitcoin.

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Off-Topic But a Great Cause

by John Rubino
Dollar Collapse

When today’s global financial system finally implodes and is (hopefully) replaced by something sustainable, one of the next big challenges will be preparing our kids for an epic technology boom. Regenerative medicine will cure diseases and replace worn-out organs, 3D printing will revolutionize the way things are made, computer-generated imagery will transform Hollywood, alternative energy will end of the reign of fossil fuels. All will create fascinating new career paths for people with the knowledge and skills to participate, making tomorrow’s world a candy store for the scientifically literate and a desert for most others.

The Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC) has been exposing kids in rural Idaho and Washington State (many of whom attend farm-town schools with limited budgets) to science for over a decade. So it’s a crucial piece of the science education puzzle out here. And now its most popular exhibit, a mini-planetarium, is reaching the end of its working life and needs a serious upgrade.

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Presenting the Most Pitifully Capitalized Central Bank in the West [Hint: It’s Not the Fed]

by Simon Black
Sovereign Man

As the world’s top central bankers gathered at their annual jamboree recently, the governor of Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, undoubtedly received envious comments from his fellow money magicians for Canada’s perceived status as a global financial safe haven.

This newly found perception was perhaps best exemplified during a Bloomberg interview, when the CEO of RBC Wealth Management – the biggest financial institution in Canada said that “Canada is what Switzerland was 20 years ago, and the banks in Canada are what Swiss banks were 20 years ago.”

This is the new flavor of Kool-Aid. Canada is seen as the new banking safe haven and an “island of safety and stability” because of its perceived sound fiscal position, commodity wealth and solid economic performance.

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How is Doug Casey Preparing for a Crisis Worse than 2008? He and His Fellow Millionaires Are Getting Back to Basics

by JT Long
The Gold Report

Trillions of dollars of debt, a bond bubble on the verge of bursting and economic distortions that make it difficult for investors to know what is going on behind the curtain have created what author Doug Casey calls a crisis economy. But he is not one to be beaten down. He is planning to make the most of this coming financial disaster by buying equities with real value—silver, gold, uranium, even coal. And, in this interview with The Mining Report, he shares his formula for determining which of the 1,500 “so-called mining stocks” on the TSX actually have value.

The Mining Report: This year’s Casey Research Summit is titled “Thriving in a Crisis Economy.” What is the most pressing crisis for investors today?

Doug Casey: We are exiting the eye of the giant financial hurricane that we entered in 2007, and we’re going into its trailing edge. It’s going to be much more severe, different and longer lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009. Investors should be preparing for some really stormy weather by the end of this year, certainly in 2015.

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The New Bitcoin Trend that Could Make You $100,000 Per Month

by Josh Grasmick
Daily Reckoning

This is a true story.

Back in 2008, I was adventuring around the world.

I had just lived in South Africa for six months, Australia and New Zealand (North Island) for one more and Fiji for a couple weeks.

Finally, I decided to re-enter my native homeland to visit a free-spirited friend who had taken up residence at Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii.

Yet of all my adventures during that time, that visit with my friend impressed me the most (though I’d never have guessed it beforehand).

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Russia Suspected of U.S. Bank Attacks

by Katya Sandino
Outsider Club

JPMorgan recently experienced yet another security breach, similar to one they suffered almost exactly one year ago.

The firm has taken cautionary steps to keep its clients’ information secure, but JPMorgan still hasn’t disclosed the full scope of the attack.

The hackers could have access to sensitive data such as checking and savings account information.

And once again, the company’s Ucard program – a type of debit card that makes processing payments easier – was a likely targeted. These cards are used in an array of transactions from EBT and child support, to tax refunds.

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Despite Growing Risks it’s Still Janet Yellen’s Market

by John Browne
EuroPacific Capital

The current stock market is earning a deserved reputation as being coated in Teflon. Bad or disappointing news just doesn’t appear to stick, and has done nothing to slow the market’s upward trajectory. Bad news is good and good news is good news. But where does this all end? A minority of investors have begun to wonder whether negative geo-political risks, embodied in the steely-eyed stare of Vladimir Putin, are exerting more influence on the market than the sunny smiles of Janet Yellen. Just going by the market numbers, Yellen remains firmly in the driver’s seat. Thus far this year, the S&P 500 is up more than 8% and there has been little evidence that investors fear a pull back.

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Why Europe Can’t Avoid the ‘S’ Word

from The BRICS Post

Stagnation.

European business analysts in the past few weeks have started to increasingly use the term to describe the status of the German and French economies, and what awaits the eurozone if the central bank doesn’t implement stimulus measures.

Italy is back in recession, they say.

Unemployment has been a major concern for the 8-nation block but despite the best efforts of hardest-hit countries, it has never really been able to reach its 20-year low of 7.2 per cent in March 2008, the first year that the US sub-prime mortgage crisis began to pull Europe into recession.

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Financialism Run Amok: Now Comes The Twisted Finance And Economics Of Brazil

by Jeffrey P. Snider
David Stockman’s Contra Corner

Last week was pretty much a disaster, not just economically speaking, for a wide swath of the globe – from Japan’s ongoing “unexpected” collapse to Europe’s “unexpected” third go at contraction (without recovery) to a very dim and “unexpected” view of credit markets pretty much everywhere including the US. This week started out with more grimness, in places like China and Brazil. That half of the BRIC’s block has run into more questions this year despite what appears to be growing ease in currency and finance.

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Volatile Day: Gold, Oil, & Bonds Dump As The Dollar Jumps

from Zero Hedge

Today was a significant day for many markets. For the 7th time in the last 8 months, US Treasuries opened the month with weakness (30Y up 8.5bps, 2Y +3bps from Friday). Significant JPY and GBP weakness pushed the USD Index to fresh 14-month highs (+0.25% on the week). USD strength smacked gold (-$20 to $1265), silver, and crude oil significantly lower (WTI under $93 and Brent testing towards $100, both down over $3). US equities decoupled (lower) from VIX and JPY-carry around the European close after hitting new all-time highs in the early session (over 2,006 for S&P Futs). Volume was better (but then it was a down day). Despite oil weakness, Trannies took off leading the day (with Dow and S&P closing lower from Friday). Credit traded with stocks for most of the day but ignored the late-day VWAP ramp in the S&P, closing at its wides. The ubiquitous late-day buying panic saved S&P 2,000… because it can.

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The Great U.S. Retirement Asset Bubble vs Physical Gold Investment

by Steve St. Angelo
SRSRocco Report

Americans are more deluded than ever as the total value of the U.S. Retirement Market hits a new record. According to the data released by the ICI – Investment Company Institute, total U.S. Retirement Assets in first quarter of 2014 are valued at a stunning $23 trillion, up from $22.7 trillion in Q4 2013.

Not only are U.S. Retirement Assets reaching new record highs, so is the sentiment by its member participants. This report put out by the ICI, “Our Strong Retirement System — An American Success Story” stated:

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US Manufacturing ISM Expansion Continues for 15 Consecutive Months

by Mike “Mish” Shedlock
MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis

US manufacturing continued its expansion for the 15th consecutive month. It has been in expansion since May of 2013 when it registered 50.0.

Manufacturing ISM Index

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For details, lets turn to the August 2014 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

ISM at a Glance

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Legend Says More QE Coming But Warns It Will End In Tragedy

from King World News

Today a legendary trader and investor told King World News that there will be more QE coming from Europe this week, but warned it will end in tragedy. He also discussed a more radical proposal from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Victor Sperandeo has been in the business 45 years, and has worked with famous individuals such as Leon Cooperman and George Soros.

Incredibly, Sperandeo was interviewed in Barrons in September of 1987, where, with astonishing accuracy, he predicted that the stock market would crash. The market crash took place one month later and it just added to his legendary reputation. Below are the warnings issued by Sperandeo.

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30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 21 Other Facts About America’s Endless Pharmaceutical Nightmare

by Michael Snyder
End of the American Dream

Has there ever been a nation more hooked on drugs than the United States? And I am not just talking about illegal drugs – the truth is that the number of Americans addicted to legal drugs is far greater than the number of Americans addicted to illegal drugs. As you will read about below, more than 30 million Americans are currently on antidepressants and doctors in the U.S. wrote more than 250 million prescriptions for painkillers last year. Sadly, most people got hooked on these drugs very innocently. They trusted that their doctors would never prescribe something for them that would be harmful, and they trusted that the federal government would never approve any drugs that were not safe. And once the drug companies get you hooked, they often have you for life. You see, the reality of the matter is that some of these “legal drugs” are actually some of the most addictive substances on the entire planet. And when they start raising the prices on those drugs, there isn’t much that the addicts can do about it. It is a brutally efficient business model, and the pharmaceutical industry guards their territory fiercely. Very powerful people will often do some really crazy things when there are hundreds of billions of dollars at stake. The following are 22 facts about America’s endless pharmaceutical nightmare that everyone should know…

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Today The Paper Gold & Silver Markets Were Faked, This Happened

from Gregory Mannarino

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A Federal Program that Could Turn Your Town into a Warzone

by Chris Campbell
Daily Reckoning

Password security firm Thycotic visited the recent Black Hat conference for hackers. While there, they conducted a survey.

The results? In short, hackers believe they’re above the law.

Eighty-six percent of them, for example, believe they’ll never get caught.

What else? “For one,” CNET writes, “hackers’ impulses don’t appear to be financially motivated. More than half of those surveyed said their actions were driven by fun or thrill seeking, while only 18% were after money and 1% wanted notoriety.

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Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts – Cap, Cap, Pounce

from Jesse’s Café Américain

Welcome to September. Ouch.

The spotlight is now on silver, and less so on gold.

Both metals took a hit that was fairly obvious starting late last night. I was surprised it did not go deeper.

It is tough to make a real short term bullish case until we break this pattern of lower highs and lower lows.

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I Didn’t Believe the IRS Anyway

by Dennis Miller
Gold Seek

Lois Lerner’s emails are back from the dead—sort of. The former IRS official’s BlackBerry, however, is still long gone. The IRS intentionally destroyed it in June 2012 (after congressional staffers interviewed Lerner about the IRS targeting conservative groups) as the Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel acknowledged in a recent sworn declaration.

We’ve all met someone we just don’t trust but don’t know why. There’s often a pretty good reason to feel that way.

Has someone ever made an insincere attempt to flatter you? Their words might be complimentary, but their body language, tone, and/or context let you know the compliment is phony. Does this guy really think I’m that stupid?

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Don’t Expect A ‘Kenny Hill’ Touchdown Pass For Gold: Holmes

from Kitco NEWS

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Why Burger King’s Expatriation Is The Moral Thing To Do

by Jeff Berwick
Dollar Vigilante

It was announced last week that Burger King had bought a famous Canadian restaurant franchise known as Tim Horton’s to reduce the amount of taxes they “owe” to the US government. An upcry arose!

As usual the mainstream media and the people who watch it have the story totally wrong. Burger King is not giving US taxpayers a “raw deal” by looking to move abroad so as to save on profits which are not repatriated. Instead, the iconic fast food burger chain is doing the moral thing by moving its tax-base outside the war-mongering, highly socialist US federal government’s reach.

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Buy the Dips: Why the Pullback in US Shale is Only Temporary

by Matt Insley
Daily Reckoning

Harold Hamm, the “father of the frack boom” along with a few other determined oilmen, pioneered the technology and know-how needed to crack energy-filled shale formations, like North Dakota’s Bakken. Today the Bakken produces more than one million barrels per day.

Back in May, Hamm donned the cover of Forbes Magazine, under the title “The Man Fueling America’s Future.”

Well, if you’ve seen the news over the past few weeks you’ll know that Hamm may very well find himself on the cover of an altogether different magazine… (think: National Enquirer, or the other rags you see when you buy your milk and bread at the grocery store checkout line.)

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Embry: Manipulation Causes Contrast Between Gold/Silver and Platinum/Palladium

by Chris Powell
GATA.org

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sprott Asset Management’s John Embry, interviewed by Sprott Money News, says market manipulation explains the fall in gold and silver prices amid the rise in platinum and palladium prices. He also notes how counterintuitive the fall in gold and silver prices is amid the various worsening international problems. Embry’s interview is 8 minutes long and can be heard at the Sprott Money Internet site here:

http://www.sprottmoney.com/sprott-money-weekly-wrap-up

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How to Profit from the California Crisis

Two Southwest Drought Stocks

by Adam English
Outsider Club

Back in antiquity and halfway around the world, the superpowers of the ancient world consistently fell to one foe.

The Tang Dynasty ruled from 618 A.D. to 907 A.D., during what is widely considered a Golden Age in Chinese history.

But the beginning of the end came in 873 A.D., when an illegal salt trader organized starving peasants and started a decade-long war following a disaster. By 880, he had seized the capital and throne.

By studying stalagmites, a joint Chinese and American team found a significant decrease in deposits correlated to the beginning of the end of a Golden Age in Chinese history.

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Preserve Your Wealth in the Face of Financial War

by James Rickards
Daily Reckoning

During the Cold War, the United States had enough nuclear missiles to destroy Russia and its economy and Russia had enough missiles to do the same to the United States.

Neither adversary used those missiles and the leaders were quite careful to avoid escalations that might lead in that direction. Proxy wars were fought in places like Vietnam, the Congo and Afghanistan, but direct confrontation between the United States and Russia was never allowed to come to a head.

The reason was that no matter how devastating a nuclear “first strike” might be, the country under attack would have enough surviving missiles to launch a massive “second strike” that would destroy the attacker. This is what was meant by “mutual assured destruction” or the balance of terror. Neither side could win and both sides would be destroyed, therefore they went to great lengths to avoid confrontation and escalation in the first place.

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Ukraine to Need Another $19 Billion from the IMF

by Mike “Mish” Shedlock
MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis

Ukraine is already on the hook to the IMF to the tune of $16.7 billion. Today the IMF reassessed: Ukraine Crisis Hits Economy and Could Require Bigger loan.

In its first full review since agreeing a $16.7bn standby facility earlier this year, the IMF warned that the two main risks it had foreseen – intensification of the conflict in the east and a natural gas shut-off by Russia – had materialised.

If fighting continued in eastern Ukraine at the same level throughout 2015, it added, Ukraine would need additional financing of $19bn to shore up its central bank reserves.

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Chinese Commodity Crash Continues, But Pigs Are Flying

from Zero Hedge

When it comes to keeping track of China’s economy, one can listen, and ignore, the official goalseeked and made-up-on-the-fly data released by the government, or one can simply observe the price dynamics of the all-important Chinese commodities sector (because with fixed investment accounting for well over 50% of GDP, the marginal price of the commodities that are behind the capex tell us all we need to know about the true state of the Chinese economy). It is here where we find that contrary to the recent performance of the Shanghai Composite, which has been trading exclusively on the coattails of the most recent unofficial QE by the PBOC, commodity prices in China are actually crashing across the board, which in turn suggest that the real GDP is most likely anywhere between 20% and 60%, if not more, below the “official” 7.5% GDP print.

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Smoking Pot in the Governor’s Mansion

by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books

“If I’m elected,” Jeff Davis told Vice magazine between bites of tuna, “we’re going to legalize marijuana and treat it like wine.

“You’ll be smoking pot in the governor’s mansion.”

For 24 years, Davis has made his living installing solar panels on people’s roofs in his Hawaiian homeland.

“An ardent libertarian with a conservative bent,” Vice writes, “Davis represents a growing counterpoint to the stereotype that clean energy is only for liberal environmentalists.”

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Thursday’s ECB Decision Could Destroy Europe, If Ukraine Doesn’t First

by Andrew Hoffman
Miles Franklin

Finally, September is here! Everything we’ve observed suggest something BIG is on the verge of happening; and frankly, I’m not sure if I’m more excited about the inevitability of the gold Cartel’s demise or terrified of what the ensuing world will look like. This weekend, I saw a chart showing a record low percentage of 16% of Americans believing their children will be more successful than they were, compared to the record high of 56% in 2000. But sadly, financial “success” is likely not going to be the majority’s primary goal in the coming years, compared to survival.

Three years ago, the Cartel commenced the post Labor Day period with the blatant “Operation PM Annihilation I” attacks just hours after the Swiss National Bank devalued the Franc; marking what we deemed the “point of no return” of Central bank efforts to kick the can that last mile. Since then, every conceivable measure of political, economic and social stability has plunged dramatically.

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