Nov 29

H/t reader squodgy:

“Demand for gold metal, mainly by Joe Public has been steady, based on realisation that markets are somehow not reflecting reality, and COMEX is merely a front for yet another Rothschild DISINFO propagandist con.

Demand is through the roof for metal….not shares, or ‘investments’.

The dumbing down of real metal prices by tying it in with paper, is set to end soon.

When that happens it will trigger the collapse of the foundation of paper wealth.”


Shortages Ahead: Half of Global Gold Production Is No Longer Profitable:

When you examine the precious metals market, what you’re really looking at is two separate markets, being fueled by two very different buyers. There are those who feel that the stock market is a great investment, and those who feel that our financial system can’t be trusted. Stock buyers are feeling good right now, so they’re pushing “safe haven” assets out of their portfolios. Meanwhile, the folks who don’t trust the system have put their faith in real gold, and buy it whenever they can. Continue reading »

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Nov 28


ISIS Oil Trade Full Frontal: “Raqqa’s Rockefellers”, Bilal Erdogan, KRG Crude, And The Israel Connection:

“Effectively, we have been financially discriminated against for a long time. By early 2014, when we did not receive the budget, we decided we need to start thinking about independent oil sales” —  Ashti Hawrami, Kurdistan’s minister for natural resources

In June of 2014, the SCF Altai (an oil tanker) arrived at Ashkelon port. Hours later, the first shipment of Kurdish pipeline oil was being unloaded in Israel. “Securing the first sale of oil from its independent pipeline is crucial for the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) as it seeks greater financial independence from war-torn Iraq,” Reuters noted at the time, adding that “the new export route to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, designed to bypass Baghdad’s federal pipeline system, has created a bitter dispute over oil sale rights between the central government and the Kurds.” Continue reading »

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Nov 28


If You Want To Survive The Coming Greatest Financial Collapse In World History: Bosnia War Survivor: ‘One year in Hell …’ – ’35 Excuses That Will Doom The Non-Prepper’

“Money soon became worthless. We returned to an exchange. For a tin can of tushonka (think Soviet spam), you could have a woman. (It is hard to speak of it, but it is true.) Most of the women who sold themselves were desperate mothers.”

Meanwhile In Greece, The Price Of A Prostitute Drops To €4 Per Hour:

By Keep Talking Greece

Six years of crippling financial crisis have sent Greek students to the streets. However, not for anti-austerity protests but for sex. They allegedly sell it very cheap,”  for the price of “a cheese pie or a sandwich,”  thus “offering the lowest prices of the industry across the Continent.”

Some women just do it for a cheese pie or a sandwich they need to eat because they are hungry,” Gregory Lazos, professor of sociology at Panteion University in Athens told The Times and spoke about the results of a study he conducted.

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Lazos conducted the study among 400 women working on the streets. The study has lasted 3 years. Many of these women were students.

They sell sex for a piece of bread – so to say – “in order to eat or cover basic needs and extra expenses as they have no money,” The Times and Lazos on The Times claim.

“80% of prostitutes in Greece are Greek women aged 17 to 20”.

The price for sex has dramatically decreased from €50 euro for 60 minutes down to “€2 for half an hour. Continue reading »

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Nov 28

Vladimir Putin

Russia Retaliates: Putin Reveals Sanctions Against Turkey:

While many in The West had hoped for a “see, we told you so” strongman military response from Vladimir Putin, it appears the Russian leader has, for now, taken a more practical approach. The wide-ranging sanctions unleashed on Turkey (by its 2nd largest trade partner) include a ban on Turkish workers (with estimates that 90,000 will be fired by Jan 1 2016), restrictions on imported goods and services provided by Turkey, and scraps visa-free travel and bans charter flights (implicitly hurting a major part of Turkey’s domestic industry). Finally, Putin calls for “strengthening of port control and monitoring to ensure transport safety,” hinting at the fears many have voiced over whether Turkey shutting the Bosphorous in an escalation would be seen as an act of war.

As Interfax reports, Continue reading »

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Nov 28

And this will surely end well.

China’s Plunge Protection Team Now Owns 6% Of The Entire Chinese Stock Market:

Friday’s nearly 6% plunge on the SHCOMP left some market participants wondering where the plunge protection team was hiding in the final minutes of trading. As FT reports, Beijing’s so-called “national team” now owns 6% of the entire mainland market and as we saw in September, the paper losses on that kind of portfolio can add up quickly when things go south. The question now is whether the PBoC will step back in if we have a few more days like today.

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Nov 28

Do You Remember When Black Friday Actually Still Mattered In America?:

Once upon a time, “Black Friday” was a major event in the United States.  Yes, the mainstream media is still endlessly hyping it up, and major retailers are still rolling out their “incredible deals”, but it appears that most Americans are tiring of this particular gimmick.  Or perhaps it is just that U.S. consumers don’t have as much discretionary income as they once did.  As you will see below, retail traffic this Black Friday was “much, much slower” than anticipated.  And expectations were not great anyway – the number of shoppers was down last year, and it was being projected that there would be another decline in 2015.  Yes, there were still a few fights on Black Friday, but mostly the “holiday” was marked by giant piles of unsold merchandise sitting around collecting dust.  The inventory to sales ratio in the U.S. has surged to levels not seen since the last recession, and so the truth is that most retailers were hoping for much more contrived chaos on Black Friday than we actually witnessed. Continue reading »

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Nov 28

Oh, and whilst you are on a spending spree, don’t forget me, America!




The Triumph Of Materialism: The Average American Will Spend 830 Dollars On Christmas In 2015:

Has there ever been a major holiday more focused on materialism than the modern American Christmas?  This year, Americans are planning to spend an average of 830 dollars on Christmas gifts, which represents a jump of 110 dollars over the average of 720 dollars last year.  But have our incomes gone up accordingly?  Of course not.  In fact, real median household income in the United States has been experiencing a steady long-term decline.  So in order to fund all of our Christmas spending, we have got to go into even more debt.  We love to pull out our credit cards and spend money that we do not have on lots of cheap, useless stuff made on the other side of the world by workers making slave labor wages.  We do the same thing year after year, and most of us have grown accustomed to the endless cycle of growing debt.  In fact, one Pew survey found that approximately 70 percent of all Americans believe that “debt is a necessity in their lives”.  But then we have to work our fingers to the bone to try to make the payments on all of that debt, not realizing that debt systematically impoverishes us.  It may be hard to believe, but if you have a single dollar in your pocket and no debt, you have a greater net worth than 25 percent of all Americans.  I know that sounds crazy, but it is true. Continue reading »

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Nov 27

This article has been published before, but as a precurser to the next article it kinda helps show their plan.

Is “Dodo Award” Winner Monsanto Planning to Take Control Of Commodities Market?

Monsanto’s Spy Software to Control the Entire Agriculture Market:

We must stop this attempt to create a new and potentially even bigger monopoly. Action Alert!

Monsanto recently reached a deal with Deere & Co. that could dramatically alter the US agricultural market, and not for the better.

John Deere, the world’s largest producer of agricultural machinery, agreed to purchase Monsanto’s Precision Planting LLC equipment unit. As part of the deal, information on crops contained in Monsanto’s FieldView software app, used with the equipment, will send continuous information back to Monsanto. Monsanto will know which farmers have planted which crops, and where. Continue reading »

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Nov 27


Obama’s climate negotiator: China’s CO2 output can keep rising because their economy needs to grow:

Let’s not forget the other travesty going on in Paris at the moment – the one Obama thinks will really show ISIS that we mean business. That’s the one in which elected officials from nations across the globe conspire to raise taxes and put crushing new controls on industry using the pretext of global warming – oh, sorry, “climate change – because the public won’t support these policies they’ve wanted to impose all along if not for some scare scenario about a looming global ecological disaster. Continue reading »

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Nov 27

Gold Plunges Below “Crucial Level”, Lowest Since Oct 2009 On $2 Billion Notional Flush:

With the world closest to World War 3 since the cold war era and Russia about to unleash escalating sanctions of Turkey, it makes perfect sense that ‘investors’ would want to purge themselves of precious metals. Someone decided that Friday after Thanksgiving would be the perfect time to dump over 18,000 contracts (around $1.9 billion notional) sending the price of gold futures to their lowest since Oct 2009, below what Goldman called a “crucial level.”

Over 18000 contracts dumped…


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Nov 27

The Videos Are In: US Shoppers Go Wild, Beat Each Other Up To Celebrate Black Friday Sales:

It’s Black Friday which means the US is flooded with videos of its favorite pastime: mauls in the malls, as vicious brawls and fights break out among total strangers across across America’s countless retail outlets.

The first videos trickle in:

And yet, this year there may be a shift.

Continue reading »

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Nov 27

Caught On Tape: China Builds A Bridge In Just 43 Hours:

When you have a billion people willing to work instead of expecting free “stuff”, anything’s possible… Earlier this year, a Chinese construction company had erected a 57-story skyscraper in just 19 days. This time the Chinese have built an overpass in mere 43 hours!

Workers took apart the old structure of Beijing’s Sanyuan Bridge in a few hours. Then they brought an entire piece of concrete to bridge the gap and paved it over, reports

To build the bridge, over 1300 tonnes of new surfacing material was used which save months of commotion and traffic woes. For the first time in Chinese workers tried out a new ‘integrated replacement method.’


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Nov 27

From witch hunts to corporate defaults to abysmal data, Friday marked a rather unceremonious end to the week for China, as a veritable perfect storm of bad news sent the SHCOMP reeling. Unfortunately for China’s day trading masses the plunge protection team was, like Guotai Junan International Holdings’ CEO Yim Fung, “missing” in action.

China Unleashes Perfect Storm Of Bad News Prompting Stock Market Plunge:

Earlier this week, we documented the curious case of Guotai Junan International Holdings’ CEO Yim Fung who went “missing” on November 18.

After five days of trying to reach Yim via his cell phone, the brokerage issued a statement saying they simply could not find him. Guotai’s shares took a nosedive, falling 12%, the steepest decline in three months.


You needn’t have been a sleuth to make an educated guess as to what might have happened. Beginning in July, China embarked on a comically absurd witch hunt to identify and punish those “responsible” for the dramatic bursting of the country’s leverage-fueled equity bubble. The crackdown (known as “kill the chicken to scare the monkey”) ensnared everyone from brokers to journalists. By September, Beijing had even begun arresting employees of the regulatory body tasked with overseeing the plunge protection “national team.” In effect, the CSRC was investigating itself.  Continue reading »

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Nov 26

While we patiently dig to find who the on and offshore “commodity trading” middleman are, who cart away ISIS oil to European and other international markets in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars, one name keeps popping up as the primary culprit of regional demand for the Islamic State’s “terrorist oil” – that of Turkish president Recep Erdogan’s son: Bilal Erdogan.

bilal erdogan

Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President:

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say: “We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans). Continue reading »

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Nov 26

These Companies Actually Want Their Employees to be Thankful this Thanksgiving:

By now, most Americans are well aware of the retail chaos that strikes after Thanksgiving. People are trampled as they run into stores like third-class Titanic passengers thrashing to escape the sinking lower decks. Fights over plastic products fill the aisles of giant retail chains, and every year, Americans are shotstabbed, and bludgeoned amid the chaos. Such altercations have inspired the creation of a website called, which tracks deaths and injuries incurred during the decidedly American ‘holiday.’ Continue reading »

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Nov 26

Oil Jobs Lost: 250,000 And Counting, Texas Likely To See Massive Layoffs Soon

According to Graves & Co., an industry consultant, oil and gas companies have laid off more than 250,000 workers around the world, a tally that will rise if oil prices remain in the dumps. “I was surprised it’s gotten this far,” Graves & Co.’s John Graves told Bloomberg in an interview. In an eye-catching statistic that highlights who exactly is bearing the brunt of the downturn, Graves says that oilfield service companies account for 79 percent of the job losses.


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Nov 25

Here Comes “QE For Metals” – China’s Desperate Commodity Sector Demands A State Bailout:

China’s aluminum and nickel producers have asked Beijing to buy up surplus metal, sources said, the first coordinated effort since 2009 to revive prices suffering their worst rout since the global financial crisis. China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association had suggested that the state buys 900,000 tonnes of aluminum, 30,000 tonnes of refined nickel, 40 tonnes of indium, and 400,000 tonnes of zinc. Or, in other words, “QE for metals.”

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Nov 25

“There Are No More Dollars In The Central Bank”: Argentina’s New President Confronts Liquidity Crisis:

On Monday, Mauricio Macri, the son of Italian-born construction tycoon Francesco Macri, beat out Cristina Kirchner’s handpicked successor Daniel Scioli for Argentina’s presidency in what amounted to a referendum on 12 years of Peronist rule. Now, Macri faces a trio of daunting tasks: i) restore central bank liquidity, ii) implement a new FX regime, and iii) tackle the ballooning budget deficit. The most most pressing concern: the central bank is literally out of dollars. 

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Nov 25

President Vladimir Putin

Ukraine: Vladimir Putin threatens to turn off the gas:

In threat to switch off Ukraine’s gas, Russian president acknowledges gas deliveries to the European Union would also be jeopardised

President Vladimir Putin threatened the “extreme measure” on Thursday of cutting off Russian gas for Ukraine unless the country pays in advance for all its supplies.

In a stark letter to 18 world leaders, Mr Putin acknowledged that, in such a “critical situation”, gas deliveries to the European Union would also be jeopardised. Continue reading »

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Nov 25

Gregory Mannarino

The Goal Is War-Gregory Mannarino:

Trader and analyst Gregory Mannarino says the governments and bankers want war. Mannarino explains, “War is the goal. People need to understand here the goal of the world central banks is to bring us to war. So, they have a big, big reason to borrow cash into existence. This is it. The debt based economic model has got to be the most corrupt, evil and dastardly mechanism to be pushed down the throats of the entire world. They are going to do what they need to do and that means bring us to a full blown war, nuclear or whatever they need to do to keep this going. If they do not find the reasons to borrow cash into existence, creating refugee problems, leaving all the borders open, war, you name it. . . . The world central banks have created a situation where they have to borrow cash into existence in perpetuity. They can never stop. If they do stop, it will cause a loss of human life greater than a nuclear exchange. So, they are stuck here. The lessor of the two evils here is to bring us to war. As horrible as that sounds, that is where we’re at.” Continue reading »

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Nov 25

Catherine Austin Fitts

Real Danger Is Violence and War-Catherine Austin Fitts:

Financial expert Catherine Austin Fitts has long said before there is another big financial crash, there will be a big war.  Fitts explains, “If you look at how fragile the geopolitics are, the danger, as I have always said, is that we go to violence, and then things really come unhinged.  So, I’m worried about violence and war and kind of situation getting out of hand.  That’s when you get the really dangerous scenarios.” Continue reading »

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Nov 25

It all has been planned that way by TPTB and has been foreseen by what I consider to be one of the best seers already in (or around) 1950.

TPTB are so powerful that the future, which should have many, many different timelines, is fixed and so it can be easily seen by those who have the eye(s) to see.

He also foresaw the migrant crisis, civil war (and a lot more) happening before the outbreak of WW3.

He said just when the German mark had been introduced in 1948 that the the German mark will be a sound currency, but he warned of the currency that would come after that.

He also predicted tax hikes, hyperinflation, followed by revolution, which will be directly followed by WW3.

There will be civil war in France, Germany and Italy. The pope will have to flee the Vatican. Then immediately (within 24h) after the assassination of a top-ranking person (like Putin or Obama) WW3 will start.

NO (full) nuclear exchange, but mainly conventional war. Some large amounts of chemical weapons will be used to create a death strip, so that the Russian tanks will get no ordnance.

He saw what we would now call drones to create this death strip.

The main tank battle will be on German territory. Russia will lose.

WW1 and WW2 were also staged events by TPTB (The Illuminati – Rothschilds and the other 12 elite families).

And again for those who missed it …

We Are On Our Own

In my opinion it will be very wise to own physical gold and silver, because when hyperinflation sets in gold and silver will skyrocket and I believe they will rise at least 10 times their current value.

And that is in my opinion a very conservative estimate. It can easily go to much higher.

However, food and water, survival gear etc. will prove to be of the utmost importance.

Have food for many, many months and seeds for the future.


Why We’re Sliding Towards World War

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Nov 24


Volkswagen Admits To Equipping Audis, Porsches With Second Illegal Defeat Device

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Nov 23


Swiss Bank “Goes There”, Applies Negative Rates To Retail Deposits:

Back in September in “How Mario Draghi Can Force The Swiss National Bank To Go ‘Nuclear On Depositors,” we discussed the implications of the ECB’s (likely) decision to plunge further into NIRP-dom at the bank’s December meeting.

In short, DM central banks – with the possible exception of the Fed which is about to create a rather meaningful policy divergence with its core CB brethren – are in a proverbial race to bottom. It’s a beggar-thy-neighbor monetary policy regime and the more stubborn inflation expectations prove to be, the more aggressive the tit-for-tat easing, as everyone involved scrambles to protect their currency in the face of incessant competitive devaluations on all sides.

As we outlined in great detail in the post linked above, the ECB’s ultra dovish lean has the potential to create a lot of problems for the Riksbank, the Norges Bank, and the SNB. Continue reading »

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Nov 23


Russia May Stop Gas Supplies to Ukraine in Two Days:

Kiev’s prepayment is sufficient to cover deliveries for a couple of days, Gazprom CEO noted.

TEHRAN  (Sputnik) — Russia could stop gas supplies to Ukraine this week, as Kiev’s prepayment is sufficient to cover deliveries for about two days, Russia’s Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said Monday.

“Volumes of the prepaid gas are running out. I think that they will be sufficient… for a couple of days or so,” Miller told journalists on the sidelines of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum summit in the Iranian capital. Continue reading »

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Nov 23


Russia Debates Unorthodox Orthodox Financial Alternative:

A significant debate is underway in Russia since imposition of western financial sanctions on Russian banks and corporations in 2014. It’s about a proposal presented by the Moscow Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church. The proposal, which resembles Islamic interest-free banking models in many respects, was first unveiled in December 2014 at the depth of the Ruble crisis and oil price free-fall. This August the idea received a huge boost from the endorsement of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It could change history for the better depending on what is done and where it further leads. Continue reading »

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Nov 23


“Central Banks Are Out Of Dry Powder” Stockman Warns “Another Financial Crisis Is Unavoidable”:

David Stockman:

We’re headed for a very severe monetary crisis and period of great instability — the very opposite of what has been experienced for the last six or seven years, when these markets have been effectively tranquilized by the central banks and their massive quantitative easing and intrusion into financial markets..

But it’s going to change because we’re reaching the point where they (central banks) are out of dry powder.  I don’t think the central banks have infinite power.  I don’t think they can keep interest rates suppressed forever if confidence is lost.

Remember, there are trillions of dollars of bonds out there.  There is something like $225 trillion of total debt in the world (public and private), and $90 trillion of that is traded in one form or another. Continue reading »

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Nov 23

Europe Demands Access To All SWIFT Data To “Combat Terrorism Funding”:

One week ago, we reported, with little surprise, that just days after last Friday’s terrorist attack, the European Commission had “implemented strict controls to make it difficult to acquire firearms.”

This followed our take from two months ago, predicting with uncanny accuracy the events of November 13, when we said that “as the need to ratchet up the fear factor grows, expect more such reports of asylum seekers who have penetrated deep inside Europe, and whose intentions are to terrorize the public. Expect a few explosions thrown in for good effect” and we added that “since everyone knows by now “not to let a crisis go to waste” the one thing Europe needs is a visceral, tangible crisis, ideally with chilling explosions and innocent casualties. We expect one will be provided on short notice.Continue reading »

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Nov 23

Former Senior Aide to FOUR Presidents Outlines How and Why the Elites Want to End Physical Cash:

As we’ve noted previously, the War on Cash is accelerating.

In recent months:

1)   The SEC and other regulators have implemented legislation allowing Money Market Funds to lock in your cash for up to 10 days during the next financial crisis (meaning you cannot get your money out).

2)    The FDIC has implemented legislation permitting it to seize “systemically important” banks and convert their deposits into equity (the dreaded “bail in” used in Cyprus in 2013).

3)   JP Morgan and other large banks have begun rejecting large deposits. Continue reading »

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Nov 23

Dollar Index Tops 100 As EURUSD Tumbles To 1.05 Handle, 7-Month Lows:

EURUSD just broke to a 1.05 handle, its lowest since April. With EURUSD now down 9 big figures from Draghi’s mid-October jawboning, the US Dollar index (heavily-weighted to EUR) is soaring, reaching back above to its highest since March. Bearing in mind that Fed’s Fischer says that the worst of USD’s impact on the US economy is yet to come, we may have a problem.

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