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CRYING WOLF: POWELL WON’T HELP TRUMP!

This article was contributed by Tom Beck of Portfolio Wealth Global. 

Are you waiting for Jerome Powell to pull a RABBIT out of his HAT? There’s a presidential debate tentatively scheduled for the 29th, so don’t expect the central bank to MEDDLE in the MARKETS between now and then, since there’s absolutely no chance they want to be appearing to be TAKING SIDES.

For the next few weeks, we have freer markets, so PRICE DISCOVERY will be real. The Federal Reserve won’t do much to offer artificial support.

We saw a run to cash, but institutional money looks to be COMFORTABLE with buying the DIP at this point, with the S&P 500 in correction mode (-10%), on top of the NASDAQ 100.

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The global markets have GOTTEN USED TO government debt rising perpetually, so no one is TOO ALARMED by this, but when global GDP is at 252%, the REAL MEANING of it is that there are GUARANTEED VICTIMS in the sovereign restructuring in the years to come.

Portfolio Wealth Global believes that both gold’s and silver’s PUKE yesterday shows that there’s BIG SUPPORT at the $1,900/ounce area, so we are eager to see if a NEW UPTREND is starting, after this BLOODBATH WEEK.

The majority of people are vaccine-biased, which means that they won’t return to FULL CONFIDENCE until we “beat the corona.”

Many industries are GOING BACK 5-10 years and even worse than that, in terms of demand for their products and services, facing massive default waves and I’m telling you that this is where BIG MONEY will be made.

Hoteling, real estate, aviation, office space, healthcare – you name it and it’s in REBUILDING MODE.

What are you doing to capitalize on this? Consumers, corporations, and governments need you to innovate and you can make a fortune on the way.

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EVERYONE is betting on technology, but the value is in the BEATEN-DOWN sectors.

The markets have SHAKEN OUT the people who aren’t ready for volatility, but September isn’t over, nor is this SECOND WAVE scare.

Personally, I follow our WATCHLISTS, which have come out in the past few months.

The first is from late March and delivered HUGE RETURNS – click HERE!

The second came out right before the June 8th peak – click HERE!

The third came out JUST RECENTLY to address the September massacre – click HERE!

Just a few days ago, when NASDAQ peaked, we published this (so timely) – click HERE!

FEAR LEVELS are up; this is when contrarians act. We’re like nocturnal animals – we wait for everyone to sleep and then WE HUNT.

I feel the same way about gold; this week’s dump to just over $1,900 took care of the LEVERAGED TRADERS.

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It’s LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE to be looking at these charts and not allocate funds into precious metals.

I ask people from the U.S., from Europe, from Central America, from Asia, and from Australia; the answer is the same: NO TRUST in government.

Gold is essential and the fact remains that the uptrend is IN PLACE.

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ROUND TWO IS HERE: BRACE FOR IMPACT!

This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends. 

Some have been calling for a RETEST of MARCH LOWS, and I’m telling you that while Future Money Trends doesn’t see the indices going there AS A WHOLE, we are pretty certain that some companies, especially in COVID-19-SENSITIVE industries, are going to those levels ONCE MORE!

Make sure you analyze our four WATCH LISTS published since March: 1, 2, 3, and TECH.

What this SECOND SCARE of COVID-19 is guaranteeing is more social unrest, more riots, more division, and MUCH MORE media propaganda.

It’s going to be EXTREMELY DISHEARTENING to see countries coming apart, democracies crumbling, friendships coming undone, corruption reigning supreme, and old ideas falling from a cliff, but the next three to four months WILL BE DISASTROUS.

Don’t stoop to the level of general society; instead, help lift others upwards instead.

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I want to really DRIVE HOME the point of why rates can’t go higher. If anything, they’re probably HEADED DOWN even more.

Sovereign debt is, in nominal terms, increasing to INDEFENSIBLE levels. Governments will never be able to keep paying down the principal and the interest, so they’re defaulting and are SOLELY FOCUSING on the interest servicing, which is easy with ZERO RATES and child’s play with NEGATIVE RATES.

If a government can restructure MOST or ALL of its debt to zero and negative rates, they’ll also be able to issue very long-term bonds, going out 50 and 100 years.

That’s one MAIN REASON why the central banks must continue monetizing the debt by suppressing bond yields down.

The governments aren’t by themselves in this, solely thanks to zero rates. Corporations are RIDDEN WITH DEBT that can only be serviced in this environment.

Should lenders decide that they just can’t accept these rates any longer, the DEFAULT TSUNAMI (across the board bankruptcies) that will ensue will be HISTORICAL.

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As you can see, in September 2018, two years ago, when I mentioned that I’m buying gold personally, the price was $1,200/ounce and interest rates topped. Since then, THE TRANSITION to negative rates, which accelerated in June 2019, has brought HUGE REWARDS to us!

Many doubt how rates could plummet further. True, they’re already -1%, so for them to sink BELOW THIS, either inflation ticks up or 10-year yields go lower, two scenarios that are HARD TO IMAGINE.

Future Money Trends believes that inflation can rise by another +0.4%, while rates can lower by another -0.2%. In total, this represents a 50% move in real rates, from -1.00% to -1.50%, which doesn’t seem like much, but in GOLD TERMS, it represents a potential +25% upwards potential to $2,750/ounce.

You can see a SNEAK PEEK of it below:

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PANDEMIC PANIC: 2nd Wave Climax – FED CRIPPLED!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of the Wealth Research Group. 

What NO ONE expects is a deep recession; there are a number of CONFLICTING THEORIES as to what the recovery will look like, but nothing about entering a recession. The consensus is that the pandemic is highly contagious, but not lethal; “with a vaccine coming and FEAR LEVELS subsiding, a recovery has begun,” is the general idea.

Where OPINIONS DIFFER is about its strength and inclusiveness of the recovery:

  1. Dichotomy – This is the thesis that claims BIG BUSINESS is eating up SMALL BUSINESS, so the recovery is HAPPENING, but it isn’t a healthy one. We’ll see GDP printing better stats with each PASSING QUARTER, but poverty is increasing, since BIG gets BIGGER and small gets TINY.
  2. Vaccine-Dependent – This camp believes that the PENT-UP DEMAND will be unleashed, once first-responders agree to take the vaccine. That stamp of approval will LEAD to CONFIDENCE worldwide; I want to show you how much DISTRUST THERE IS in the value stocks, which are companies that dominate their industries but are growing slowly and predictably, not fast and sporadically.

The market believes that each company that isn’t on the cloud is going out of business, which has led to a bubble:

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You should consider THE FACTS about the pandemic before I move on to the THIRD CAMP, which are the investors who believe in the “V”-shaped or quick “U”-shaped recovery. They’re BUYING DIPS, as I am right now, following our FOUR WATCH LISTS: 1, 2, 3, and TECH.

The MOST IMPORTANT fact is that the PANDEMIC ITSELF isn’t lethal; the real crisis is overwhelmed hospitals and insufficient medical staff.

While no one likes to see CROWDED HEALTH FACILITIES, if those do return, this would be nowhere near the panic levels of March, when healthy people feared FOR THEIR LIVES.

Therefore, to expect markets to price in MARCH LOWS is a bit of a stretch of the imagination.

Instead, be agile in your thinking; there are REAL BARGAINS out there. Flexibility is needed, though. Don’t wait for sellers to hand you once-in-a-generation prices for the second time in six months.

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As you can see, tight presidential races WEIGH ON PRICES, since it’s a huge unknown factor, especially when the parties are THIS POLARIZED on policy and public ideas.

It’s a tale of two Americas with two opposite agendas.

Where does gold come into the picture?

  1. Slow “V” or Fast “U” – Those who are FREE-MARKET oriented understand that businesses have muscled through the ROUGH PATCH and that capitalistic forces are driving innovation in this post-COVID-19 reality.

Wall Street and institutional money will be ENTERING EQUITIES on this severe dip and you ought to know that BUYING NOW is playing with fire, but I am certainly am.

Gold stocks have also reached their MOMENT OF TRUTH:

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They MUST PENETRATE below the average of 2.5; that will signal a MULTI-YEAR TREND, which will confirm the bull market. The fact that Kinross and Newmont, among other large-cap miners, are RAISING DIVIDENDS, is a healthy sign of confidence from the most reputable management teams out there.

The September dip has allowed us to find companies with GREAT SUPPORT and I’m going to present new stock profiles, since, as the chart above shows, we’re ON THE CUSP of the REAL MOVE.

Gold might sell in this panic even further, but that’s not the REAL TREND; think ahead by 6-12 months and you’ll realize that inflation is accelerating!

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NASDAQ NOSEDIVES: Can You Handle THE HEAT?

This article was contributed by Tom Beck of Portfolio Wealth Global.

We warned all throughout the MONTH of AUGUST that markets just don’t accept the REALITY of VALUATIONS anymore and one week afterward, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ peaked and have since entered a correction (NASDAQ for now).

Historically, as we explained, September is the market’s WORST MONTH, but this is getting even more SCREWED UP since Europe is considering a second quarantine period while elections in the U.S., which are the BIGGEST UNKNOWN, are rapidly approaching.

Listen closely: Americans are so programmed by propaganda ON BOTH ENDS of the spectrum that the questions asked to everyday citizens reflect the SERIOUS NUMBNESS of the average voter:

 

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As you can see, the RACE IS TIGHT and the stakes are high!

Yesterday, I watched the amazing documentary “The Social Dilemma,” which proves beyond any shadow of a doubt what the business model incentives of social media giants are, and it will be them that DECIDE THE OUTCOME of this presidential run come November.

Between now and then, here’s what could HELP TRUMP, and below that is what could help BIDEN:

  1. Vaccine news – the cure will obviously be positive for Donald Trump, who will RIDE THE COATTAILS, taking credit for the record-fast approval process.
  2. Quarantines and school closures – I have no doubt that Democratic states are going to MAKE LIFE a living hell for residents because they must show Trump’s inadequacy with containing the pandemic.
  3. Debates – obviously, the more we allow these two TO CONFRONT each other, the more Trump has a chance to shine.
  4. Social unrest – if chaos returns, police defunding claims will bring voters to Trump, who is against it. Police brutality, on the other hand, indirectly helps Biden.

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For now, markets are still IN SHOCK that Trump’s approval ratings aren’t what they were pre-COVID-19. In January, no one predicted a close race, so I believe that if Biden’s chances are real, it could be AN INITIAL re-rating of equities downwards due to the high probability of higher corporate taxes.

So, when looking at this -12% correction in the NASDAQ, don’t assume it has anything to do with the presidency because it doesn’t.

Prices of equities are TOO HIGH and it’s dawning on institutional investors that they can invest in the recovery by going LONG the beaten-down industries, thus leaving the “bubble territory” to the retail public to MESS WITH.

Now, after the dynamite has exploded, we believe institutions will use stink bids and get back into tech.

We sure are exploring the matter using THIS new watch list.

After already being out of the woods, the SECOND-WAVE mentality that is taking over is depressing and I expect many controversies in the COMING MONTHS.

Lastly, we’re working on a BIG ALERT that you don’t want to miss, so stay focused on what’s coming.

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Greg Mannarino On The Coming Financial Crisis: “Buckle Up! This is Going To Be EPIC!”

The stock market is going to be punished today, says Gregory Mannarino in his latest special report video.  Mannarino also warns that this coming financial crisis is going to be EPIC, so buckle up.

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, the dollar is being collapsed by design.  As of now, it’s officially on, and there’s no going back. This coming financial crisis is going to be one for the history books, so “put on your seatbelts,” says Mannarino. The banks are going to destroy everyone.

Greg Mannarino: The Fed Is “Trying To KILL What’s Left Of The Middle Class”

“These banks have the world by the ‘you know whats.’ They can crush the global economy or the market. The global economy, which is the middle class, is already crushed, ok. They can destroy the stock market like this [snaps fingers.] ANd you can see it playing out right now. So all to of this is more than likely going to get brushed under the rug as it always does,” Mannarino says of the banks controlling the world.

The banks and the government are “in bed” together, and this opens a bigger Pandora’s box.  This is a corrupt system worth trillions of dollars and their ultimate goal is to own the world. “All of it is not in the interest of you,” Mannarino reminds his viewers.

Greg Mannarino: It’s Critical To Understand That The Goal Is “Full Control By The Federal Reserve”

Through this phony scamdemic, governments have amassed the power to control the public through fear and brainwashing, while the Federal Reserve (central bank) robs them blind. We have reached the point of no return with too many people asleep at the wheel. Well, unfortunately, be facing a financial crisis that will be one for the record books.

“People, buckle up. Put on your seat belts. This [financial crash] is going to be epic!” Mannarino adds to finish his market report.

If you follow Mannarino’s advice, add old, silver, and cryptocurrency to what you already own now while the prices are low.

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Public Health “Experts” Suggest Mask Wearing Is PERMANENT

Many public health officials have stated that the “new normal” of muzzling oneself in public could be permanent, meaning we’ll be wearing masks forever. Even with a vaccine, the rulers want the faces of the public masked and dehumanized.

Even with a vaccine, certain political puppets want humans to be wearing masks for the foreseeable future.

Are Face Masks & COVID Rituals Occultist Symbols For Submission?

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday during testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies that face masks may be more protective than a vaccine. “We have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense,” he said. “I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine.” –Yahoo

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been out in force lately too propagating the public into wearing masks and attempting them to submit to the vaccine. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently told Business Insider that “a combination of an effective vaccine and adherence to certain public health principles will get us to the point where we want to be, by the end of 2021.”

However, Yahoo makes a point of stating that the dehumanizing mask-wearing is likely here forever.

Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist and professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, tells Yahoo Life that he’s thought about this “a lot” lately, and there are a few reasons why he thinks masks have staying power.

“Most of us think that a COVID-19 vaccine will be a good — but not perfect — vaccine,” he says. If a COVID-19 vaccine is 70 percent effective, which is more effective than the flu vaccine has been in recent years, “that means for every 10 people vaccinated, three will remain as susceptible as they were before they were vaccinated,” Schaffner says. “That means the only way they can be protected and the only way we can protect them is to keep wearing masks,” he adds.  –Yahoo

Dr. Amesh A. Adalja says that getting the population fully vaccinated once a vaccine is developed will also take some time and, with that, mask-wearing may become more ingrained in our culture. As people get used to being muzzled, the dehumaniztion will become easier to enforce.

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COLD SWEAT: Millennials Eating S**t – STOCKS SMASHED!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of The Wealth Research Group. 

I’m currently in Tel Aviv, where the government has just approved a SECOND LOCKDOWN, more flexible than the one in March/April but still EXTREMELY PAINFUL for businesses (which are forced to shut down again), families (which are now tasked with parenting their children 24/7), the NATIONAL DEBT, which is reaching new highs not seen in decades, and for morale and spirit of individuals, who have seen the COVID-19 virus impact A TINY NUMBER of people compared with the comprehensive response the government is imposing — this is the REAL ISSUE here — the tradeoff between not overwhelming hospitals (which are short of staff and on beds) and halting the lives of the millions, who will not impact statistics, since they’re not at risk.

September is not March or April when the initial shock JUSTIFIED or WAS MORE IN LINE with the quarantines that were enacted around the globe in the eyes of many.

Today, we know MUCH MORE about this disease: it is highly contagious, but not nearly as lethal as previous coronaviruses, such as MERS, Ebola, and SARS.

Because of this, herd immunity is TOTALLY DOABLE while the weakened populations (elderly, diabetic, and obese, for example) remain under PROTECTIVE MEASURES if they elect to.

The fact that CORRUPT POLITICS is paving the way to solutions in many countries is problematic and UNCALLED FOR.

This amazing chart shows SO VIVIDLY the magnitude of the MARCH PANIC.

The world utterly froze and central banks did what no other institution on the planet can do, and that is to use their MAGIC WAND to create endless liquidity and restore needed confidence.

It worked; the global economic machine realized the END of the WORLD isn’t coming.

No one can TAKE AWAY what they accomplished in March, but their actions have second- and third-level consequences that are UNINTENDED but end up being even more meaningful than the response itself.

For example, their liquidity buffer created the Robinhood app bubble phenomenon.

Look at the chart ABOVE again and you’ll see the amount of cash that is returning to equities is still FAR SMALLER than what exited in March.

We believe this SEPTEMBER CORRECTION we’re going through is really good because it points long-term investors to the support levels for stocks, now that millennials understand that there are TWO SIDES to the market coin.

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The dollar is clearly weakening, but it has found support at these levels. It could even strengthen a bit, but we believe there’s still a 5%-10% DOWNWARD SPIRAL coming in the 3-6 months ahead of us.

Gold could really jump above $2,000/ounce by the end of the year, along with silver hitting $30.

Right now, though, one has a chance of BUYING TECH at a discount compared with the last two months.

We’ve worked LONG AND HARD on the new TECH WATCH LIST, which you can access HERE.

Many investors have HATED TECH for years, thinking it was a bubble, but that’s not the case.

The world’s fastest-growing businesses are in the fields that include high-tech.

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Because real interest rates are STILL NEGATIVE, stocks and precious metals, along with real estate, have a real catalyst to keep GOING UP.

The NASDAQ is down -12% in September.

We’re not in the habit of STAYING INDIFFERENT to discounts.

Think TECH, think gold, think negative rates, and election madness!

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SICKO MODE: Most Will MISS OUT On MILLIONS!

This article was contributed by Tom Beck of Portfolio Wealth Global. 

Many may COMPLETELY HATE today’s content, but that’s because it’s BREAKTHROUGH NOTES about how the world’s best investors have missed out on the world’s most profitable companies of the PAST TWO DECADES. Since they sound very bearish and are warning about a bubble, they’ve become popular, but are they WRONG, nonetheless?

Technology is advancing SO QUICKLY that value investing as the art of buying companies trading at reasonable multiples of CURRENT EARNINGS is mostly a thing of the past. Today, the name of the game is DEEP THOUGHT into the future.

The generation of Warren Buffett obsessed about competitive advantages, which can ENDURE FOR DECADES, but today’s new companies can disrupt existing ways of delivering a product or servicing a customer in a matter of years, not decades. In 20 years, Amazon killed retail shopping. Netflix did away with video and I can give you COUNTLESS OTHER examples.

Changes are rapid and YOU MUST realize that there’s a NEW WAY of looking at companies, which is much more profitable than being TRAPPED INTO “VALUE.”

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As you can see, the algorithms aren’t ALL-IN and there are trillions in cash around the world.

The reason stocks are moving up is because businesses, using A.I., robotics and technologies, IN GENERAL, are creating so much wealth that the world is advancing SUPER-FAST.

The thing is that it’s really CONFUSING to traditional investors, since they’ve never encountered, IN THEIR CAREERS, so much revolutionary progress in one generation.

For example, I tried to watch a movie from the 1990’s yesterday and had to stop it AFTER FIVE MINUTES. It’s almost like you’re viewing a movie that has NO CREDIBILITY, since so much has happened in 30 years that the movie looks like it was made by first-graders.

If you’re sitting IN CASH MOSTLY, scared to the bone about the national debt, the outrageous social division and all of the other “problems” the human race is attempting to surmount, you’ll MISS OUT on millions of dollars in the next few years.

We’re in the most technologically-advanced times the human race has ever seen!

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Yes, the retail investors are GOING TO GET CREAMED, but there’s a trend beneath their crazy behavior; the UNDERLYING EVENT is a technological BREAKTHROUGH AGE!

Don’t wait.

Get into the game of understanding TECH INNOVATION; millions will be made.

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The Government Has Released Their Initial Plans To Force a Vaccine on EVERYONE

Earlier today, the Trump administration released its plans to vaccine everyone in a short time.  Three potential vaccines are currently in Stage 3 trials in the United States and could be ready in weeks, President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

Time is running out. And Trump has the military lined up and ready to distribute this vaccine to the public, whether you want it or not. The plan is to distribute the vaccine first to health care and other vital workers, as well as those most vulnerable (likely the older populations). After production ramps up, it will be made available to all Americans who want it. If you decide you don’t want it, don’t worry, the military will help convince you.

The Department of Defense and federal health agencies have outlined plans for a coronavirus vaccine, which includes having them available for free for all Americans. We have warned that the DoD is about to become the enemy of the public. Instead of committing terrorism abroad, they will be going that here. Prepare yourself.

The Pentagon & CDC Will Join Together To Mass Distribute The COVID Vaccine

This toxic concoction will also be “free.” The government says they will foot the bill (borrow money from the Federal Reserve) to get everyone vaccinated, according to the Watauga Democrat. 

“Preparing for the implementation of the safe and efficacious COVID-19 vaccine programs is a critical next step in the efforts to protect Americans and reduce the impact of COVID-19 and restore our normal way of life,” Centers for Disease Control and Director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday, according to CNN.

The plans came in the form of a report to Congress and a “playbook” for states and local governments, according to the Associated Press and Fox News. The agencies are looking at January for a potential beginning of a vaccination campaign, although it remains possible that this could come later this year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s playbook, the vaccination campaign will be “much larger in scope and complexity than seasonal influenza or other previous outbreak-related vaccination responses.”

President Trump said in a “Fox & Friends” interview Tuesday that a vaccine could be approved “in a matter of weeks.”

Time is almost up. Once this vaccine gets into your bloodstream, you cannot take it back out. This one is different from every other vaccine made, and it’s going to be necessary if you want to get groceries or leave your house. Mandatory or not, they will do what they can to convince you to take this vaccine.

Stay alert and be prepared.

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The Federal Reserve Is “Fighting the LAST BATTLE!”

The central bank of the United States, the same one that creates dollars out of thin air, is “fighting the last battle.” Things are going to get a lot worse, and it’s all by design.

The goal is a full control centralized dollar and dependence on the system for a universal basic income. In other words, complete slavery is the ultimate final goal of the New World Order. The central banks are in control right now, the dollar is collapsing, and this is all being done on purpose.

The Fed won’t be changing anything dramatically with regards to their monetary policy, and if you already know what the end game is, you know this.  The “last battle” they are fighting now is for ultimate control over every single transaction of all human beings.

Interest rates will be allowed to drop even further and the dollar will be destroyed all while Americans continue to struggle to put food on the table and the corporations get ridiculously wealthy. Last night, Greg Mannarino uploaded his “Market Wrap Up” and tried to remind those listening of what is really going on.

 

“They are on a mission to own it all,” says Mannarino of the Fed’s ultimate plans. “They’re gonna buy more debt, they’re gonna issue more debt, and they’re gonna melt the dollar…nothing is gonna change here. The goal of these central banks is to inflate massively. Debts and deficits are going to balloon.”

Mannarino continued, saying:  “It’s pretty obvious and it should be to anyone that things are going to get monumentally worse by design...it’s all a scam. This entire thing is a charade, it’s fake.”

The United States alone has Great Depression levels of unemployment, half (or more) of small businesses are gone for good, never to return, meanwhile, Wall Street executives are ettin the biggest bonuses in history this year. Let that sink in. There is no recovery. There was never meant to be.

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BLINK OF AN EYE: Crashing -20% – IS IT IMMINENT?

This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends

People love to focus on the NATIONAL DEBT and on DEBT per citizen or taxpayer, and they’re right – the FEDERAL DEBT is stupid, crazy, and unsustainable.

As of this writing, each citizen would owe $81,000 if the government tried to close the debt down by collecting EQUALLY from each. Of course, not everyone is an active taxpayer, so when done in that way, it comes out to $214,844/taxpayer since about 1/3 of Americans pay income taxes. The interest component on the debt per adult comes out to about $14,000, had the government wanted to just pay that.

Let’s look at the FLIP-SIDE of this debt equation, which is what getting into this MONSTROUS DEBT has allowed the United States to create: total NATIONAL ASSETS stand at a record $125tn, which is $381k/citizen!

Said differently, if wealth was COMPLETELY REDISTRIBUTED equally among all, debt would be wiped out altogether from the government balance sheet and each citizen would have $300,000 in their pocket.

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What you see above is the reason why America works, will continue to PRODUCE WEALTH, and why mistakes are PART OF GROWTH; it works because THINKING AND DOING is rewarded or punished, thus people improve and take personal responsibility, not because everyone is rewarded for just breathing.

Do you know what would happen if America did its WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION experiment?

In 20-30 years, it would be back to what it is today…

In a free market system, some individuals have CRACKED THE FORMULA for creating value, so much so that their net worth is tremendous.

What these people are learning now is that their BIGGEST CHALLENGE is how to create additional value by giving their FUNDS TO CAUSES they believe in. Said differently, the rewards for creating value today are SO LARGE that the rewards are more than one needs to live his dream life and the surplus can be donated towards productive enterprises.

I want you to BE INSPIRED to reach those levels as well!

A great man is one that can earn as much as he needs to live a FULL LIFE with no excess. If he creates RESERVES, he can deploy his HIGHEST DUTY, and that is to reinvest those extra funds in ADVANCING HUMANITY.

Purely capitalistic men believe the way to do it is by investing in businesses that aim to SOLVE PROBLEMS. I, for one, believe it’s about investing in the YOUTH – the future generations.

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The TWO CHARTS show you what capitalism is all about: individuals making DECISIONS that have repercussions, both positive and negative, depending on what’s happening. If a government tries to TAKE AWAY the personal responsibility that each has for his lot in life, it will produce STAGNATION and a lack of innovation. Greed, fear, reasoning powers, accurate thinking, herd mentality and deep analysis; these create the market drama and lead to results – there is NO REPLACEMENT to true ingenuity of thought.

Do you love being able to turn on your air conditioner in the summer?

Had it not been for ONE PERSON taking responsibility for solving that issue for the rest of us, we’d still be sweating all day and all night.

Innovation is BORN FROM DISCOMFORT.

Many traders are about to find out that greed is good, but ONLY WHEN coupled with sound reasoning.

You cannot BET THE FARM with everything you’ve got on every idea and we believe that millions of people are about to RE-LEARN that valuable lesson.

We find it hard to envision a -20% move down, but we ACTUALLY ANTICIPATE a few (2 or 3) corrections following each other in the space of two or three months between them, each SHAKING OUT more traders with each passing time.

If you’ve AVOIDED tech thus far, know that 3D printing, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, genome sequencing, energy storage, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and their ANCILLARY INDUSTRIES understand that valuations are STILL CHEAP for a select few of them!

Expect an incredible list of companies to look into from us in a NEW special report!

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Fw: Is the GREATEST CRASH Ever COMING?

This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends. 

In 2008, when the markets plunged by 47%, central banks and the government HAD A CHOICE: allow debts and companies to run the normal course of bankruptcy or INFLATE AWAY by intervening in the process. The decision to bail out the financial system’s most powerful corporations, which were the banks, PAVED THE WAY for the unprecedented COVID-19 response and the way interest rates operate globally in 2020.

The Federal Reserve is an institution that COLLECTS DATA from innumerable sources and makes analytical decisions based on its lawful mandate and risk tolerance.

Failure to act in the Great Depression of 1929 has played a major role in the thought processes of FED chairmen over the decades.

A lack of adequate response in 1929 is what historians blame the central bank for. When there’s a monetary system that pegs gold ounces to the supply of government currency, public trust is measured by their ability to convert notes to precious metals. When there’s a STRICTLY CREDIT system in place, as we have right now, gold is marginalized in the eyes of the public.

Only 0.5% of global wealth is held in gold; most don’t care to learn about it and some EVEN SCORN it as a thing of the past, yet it is trading near all-time highs and has been a TOP-TIER performer in the 21st century.

In our opinion, gold is becoming LESS VOLATILE and more of a MUST-OWN asset since the ETFs have made it a thing of comfort to have exposure to.

In my networking group, which I highly respect, we had the following question raised in light of the comparisons made by the CHART BELOW between 2020 and 1929:

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

 

The question: Is the GREATEST CRASH on record coming?

We’ve gathered answers from billionaires and money managers who are MARKET VETERANS, along with large hedge fund managers. The result? NO MARKET CRASH is predicted!

I want to go over the reasons behind this since many feel like THE EARTH IS SHAKING beneath them and they’ve been living under that premise for years!

The Internet is FILLED WITH forecasts of doom, -80% wealth destructions and the worst economic conditions in modern history, all based on the chart below of the UNSUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEBT.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

Many people can’t sleep at night, worrying about the DEBT LOAD of the federal government, so I’d like to DECONSTRUCT this threat and bring it down to the level of the individual.

The United States’ GDP isn’t growing as fast as its debts are, so the ratio between productivity and debt issuance is GETTING SMALLER, which is to say that it is unsustainable.

Is there a connection between this and the markets? NOT REALLY…

As you can see, total debt is ALWAYS GROWING (since 1971, that is), and even the feared DEBT/GDP ratio is growing along with it, yet because of zero interest rates, it’s actually VERY EASY to pay the interest on the debt, which is what the government does. On top of that, many of the LARGEST EXPENSES are social entitlements, so it can be argued that cutting back on those will MATERIALLY EASE the debt burden, though I can’t say that there’s political will to entice the baby boomers just yet.

The bottom line is that (1) companies are innovating LEFT AND RIGHT, which is what is moving the world forward, and (2) interest rates are so low that owning equities is ONE’S ONLY CHOICE!

Instead of thinking of a market crash, think about the RECORD-HIGH wealth gap!

This is really what the world has to fear because it drives social unrest and PERPETUATES POVERTY. The fact that there is NO CRASH is what makes poverty linger; the people at the bottom of the food chain don’t get to capitalize on the wealthy’s mistakes.

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Israel Begins Second Lockdown, Economy Will Close Again Friday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered a new countrywide lockdown for the coronavirus plandemic. Schools and most other parts of the economy are expected to shut down again in a bid to “bring down infection rates.”

Beginning Friday, the start of the Jewish High Holiday season, schools, restaurants, malls, and hotels will shut down, among other businesses, and Israelis will face restrictions on their freedom of movement and on gathering together, their basic right to freedom of assembly.

“Our goal is to stop the increase (in cases) and lower morbidity,” Netanyahu said in a nationally broadcast statement according to Voice of America News. “I know that these steps come at a difficult price for all of us. This is not the holiday we are used to.” That “price” isn’t high for the government, but it’s eternal enslavement for the rest of us.

A second lockdown is looking extremely likely in the United States as well. As we approach fall and the mainstream media continues to perpetuate the fear propaganda,  Dr. Anthony Fauci is also warning us that there is going to be more terrorism committed against the public. We may have seen nothing yet.

The terroristic lockdown is Israel’s second.  The country’s first lockdown destroyed the economy, sending unemployment skyrocketing, and all but ruied the country.  This new lockdown will remain in place for at least three weeks, at which point officials may relax measures if numbers are seen declining. Israelis typically hold large family gatherings and fill synagogues during the important fast of Yom Kippur later this month, settings that officials feared could trigger new outbreaks.

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Some government ministers in Israel are wholly blaming the public.  They have pointed fingers at what they’ve called an “undisciplined public,” who they have accused of violating restrictions against public gatherings and mask-wearing. Basically, all of the world’s governments are saying we deserve to have our basic humanity and freedom destroyed because we disobeyed and wanted to take life’s risks upon ourselves, taking the chance that we could get sick.  We live in a disturbing society when the government is balming our enslavement on us when they are the ones continually trying to control and dictate our every move.

If you still think the government is going to help you, you may be in for a shock. People are already struggling to eat and pay for their basic necessities. A second lockdown would finish off what’s left of the middle class for good.

Brace yourselves, and take the time to do an audit of your preps right now. Be prepared for what can come, and it’s not looking good. Stay alert and make sure you understand that this is not about health, it never was. This is about control. Adjust your preparations accordingly (like “beefing up” your self defense capabilities.)

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Fauci’s Warning: “Hunker Down” Over Winter, Second Lockdown Coming

Dr. Anthony Fauci alluded to a second lockdown, saying Americans need to “hunker down” this winter because COVID-19 is “not going to be easy.” This is all about control, as the mainstream media reports that coronavirus cases remain “unacceptably high” as schools and restaurants reopen, and flu season approaches.

We have already been warned that a “darkest winter” is in store for us, could that include another lockdown? Most likely. Prepare for it now, because autumn is quickly approaching. We have also already been told they are planning a second lockdown, so that might be something to at least make preparations for right now.

“We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy,” Fauci said during a panel discussion with Harvard Medical School on Thursday according to Market Watch The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases drew on his experience (and fraud) battling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s, which began with a handful of cases before becoming a global pandemic that has caused tens of millions of deaths and infected more than 70 million people worldwide in the decades since. For an in-depth look at who Fauci really is, check out the documentary, Plandemic. This documentary has been heavily censored all over the internet but can be watched here. 

The psychopath Fauci also warned that we should expect the worse, and not hold out hope that these tyrants will stop committing terrorism against us. “We’ve been through this before,” he said. “Don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic. And don’t try and look at the rosy side of things.”

“I keep looking at that curve, and I get more depressed and more depressed about the fact that we never really get down to the baseline that I’d like,” he said.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert Redfield also recently warned that Americans are in for “the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we’ve ever had, citing concerns of a possible “twindemic” of COVID-19 cases and the seasonal flu both overwhelming hospitals. The flu has seen between 140,000 and 810,000 people hospitalized each year since 2010, and is responsible for between 12,000 and 61,000 deaths a year. –Market Watch

It sure looks like they are advertising and ramping up the propaganda for another lockdown.  Be alert, and prepared, but don’t fear. These tyrants feed off of your fear, and this COVID-19 scare is nothing more than that and their own statistics prove it.

The COVID-19 “Dark Winter” PsyOp: Question Everything…

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WARNING: COULD GET NASTY FOR SILVER!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of the Wealth Research Group. 

I know many want to hear that silver is ON ITS WAY to hitting $50/ounce at the SNAP OF A FINGER, but it might take a while for that to occur.

In March, $30tn worth of stocks and bonds WAS SOLD, creating enormous demand for dollars. This squeeze caused the paper price of silver to drop to $12/ounce, EVEN WHILE the physical metal was selling for double that amount.

The spread was big as it ever was. The return of liquidity to markets, ORCHESTRATED by the Federal Reserve, reassured businesses and individuals the world over that this isn’t a credit contraction. Instead, they can safely resume MARKET ACTIVITY and they did, with bullish fury.

Millennials and, in general, retail investors, who have either been staying at home, laid-off or put on paid/non-paid leave, have been looking for ways to replace their NORMAL WAGES. They have turned to the stock market, a phenomenon that has pushed valuations for certain stocks to LA-LA-LAND.

This recent correction in the NASDAQ has brought down some of the greed factor, but it’s still here and won’t be COMPLETELY DIMINISHING for the foreseeable future.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

Market forecasters thought that once the professionals STARTED SELLING, these retail traders would be shaken out and run back to their caves, but as you can see, hedge funds have begun buying, NOT SELLING.

What’s really interesting is that the wealthy and the institutional money have been either SELLING or MARGINALLY BUYING throughout this period, certain of themselves that cash is better than owning stocks.

While central banks have been SHOWERING LIQUIDITY, the wealthy have been sitting in the stands LIKE SPECTATORS, viewing the match from the sidelines.

This has been A HUGE MISTAKE!

Contrary to their tactic, we’ve not been fighting with the FED and, INSTEAD, have been buying LEFT AND RIGHT, which has resulted in MASSIVE GAINS.

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Is it time to RECONSIDER BULLISHNESS? The true answer is that it’s an ETERNAL QUESTION that an investor ought to ask himself on a daily basis.

We believe that the STRONG BOUNCE is largely over, in both silver and tech stocks. The justification for higher prices will come after the UNKNOWNS become known:

  1. Who will win the elections? American historian Allan Lichtman, who has correctly predicted all election results since 1981, save for Al Gore’s loss (cheated by voter fraud and voter count suppression in Florida, though), has predicted A BIDEN VICTORY- we shall see…

If that happens, corporate taxes and probably CAPITAL GAINS taxes are going higher, thus companies will be worth less.

Consider that possibility for a second, because it’s one reason that Ray Dalio is diversifying OUT OF U.S. EQUITIES and into other regions.

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Could anyone have predicted how much FANGMAN (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Nvidia) would be COLLECTIVELY WORTH, driving the indices into all-time highs, even while the other 490 companies are relatively flat? NO! This is the value of owning AN INDEX FUND!

Now, though, with the index at all-time highs and with this HUGE BOUNCE back, the best investors are looking at the DICHOTOMY, which is to say that they’re investing in the distressed industries, which are cheap, not solely in the ones that enjoyed a STRONG TAILWIND from stay-at-home orders.

With regards to silver, you can see that investors are taking profits, AT THE MOMENT (the red lines are monthly NET OUTFLOWS):

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This is GOOD if you understand that it means that there’s NO BUBBLE in silver, but it’s BAD if you leveraged and are overweight on silver at present.

Silver is up more than 100% since March.

Trade with AGGRESSIVE PATIENCE; in other words, let opportunities come to you!

 

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Australia is a Full Scale Pilot Test For The New World Order

Several journalists and content creators have noticed that Australia looks like the most totalitarian police state that has existed in recent history.  It has become a full-scale pilot test for the elitists to see how well they can implement the New World Order.

Australians have been subjected to some of the most horrendous basic human rights and dignity violations during this entire scamdemic. The elitists are using Australia to test out these authoritarian measures, such as getting the public used to a police state in which the military and police both patrol the streets ready to commit violence against other humans for refusing to quarantine when not sick or not wearing their New World Order issued muzzle…I mean, face mask.

“These guys know full well what they are doing. They are psychopaths, but they aren’t stupid,” says Brian in the above video. The politicians are redistributing both wealth and power away from the public and consolidating it into their own hands. We are in big trouble if we cannot get the military and the police who are committing violence on behalf of the tyrants to realize what they are doing to humanity.

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All of this is over 17 new cases of COVID-19. This absolutely horrifying that people continue to buy this scam. “Heavy-handed tyranny and oppression is happening everywhere,” Brian adds. If you don’t think this is coming back to the United States in the form of a second lockdown, think again.  The media has been preparing us for a “dark winter” and a “second wave” since the first false wave happened.

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Wake up. Time is now extremely short. If you don’t have food or water, now is the time to get what you can. If you don’t have emergency plans, now is the time to make some with your family.  If you are already well prepared for any disaster, the best thing you can do is to stay alert and fearless.  Dont’ live a life terrified (they enslave you with your fear), but make sure you know what’s going on. The best preparedness plan includes one of awareness of this situation we’ve found ourselves in today.

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If You Feel Like Something Really, Really Bad Is About To Happen, You Are Definitely Not Alone

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

If this is “the recovery”, what are things going to look like once economic conditions start to deteriorate again?  As you will see below, more than half of all households in some of our largest cities “are facing serious financial problems”, and Americans continue to file for unemployment benefits at a rate that the United States had never seen before prior to 2020.

When 695,000 workers filed for unemployment benefits during a single week in 1982, it established a record which stood for nearly 38 years.  But now we have been way above that old record for 25 weeks in a row.  On Thursday, we learned that another 884,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week…

Weekly jobless claims were worse than expected last week amid a plodding climb for the U.S. labor market from the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Labor Department on Thursday reported 884,000 first-time filings for unemployment insurance, compared with 850,000 expected by economists surveyed by Dow Jones. The total was unchanged from the previous week.

Of course, it is always important to look at the non-adjusted numbers, and according to those numbers, we actually saw an increase over the previous week

The Labor Department changed its methodology in how it seasonally adjusts the numbers, so the past two weeks’ totals are not directly comparable to the reports from earlier in the pandemic. Claims not adjusted for seasonal factors totaled 857,148, an increase of 20,140 from the previous week.

This is the second week in a row that the non-seasonally adjusted initial claims have risen.

That definitely wasn’t supposed to happen.

We are supposedly in a “recovery” right now, and things are supposed to be getting better.

But instead, they appear to be getting worse.  According to Wolf Richter, continuing claims under all state and federal programs were way up last week…

Total continued claims for unemployment insurance (UI) under all state and federal programs rose by 380,000, to 29.6 million people (not seasonally adjusted), the highest since August 1, according to the Department of Labor this morning. This was the second weekly increase in a row, after the 2.2-million jump last week.

At any other time in American history, the numbers that were just reported would be considered “catastrophic”, but we have been getting these sorts of catastrophic numbers for so long that we have become desensitized to them.

But at least the unemployment numbers are not as bad as they were earlier this year, and other economic figures seem to have hit a bit of a plateau as well.

So for the moment, there is relative calm, but it won’t last for very long.

If you feel like something really, really bad is about to happen, you are definitely not alone.  There are countless others that are also waiting for “the other shoe to drop”, and I believe that it could literally happen at any time.

But for now, we wait.

I would encourage you to enjoy these remaining days of summer while you still can.  This weekend, put some burgers on the grill and enjoy some time with your family.  Unfortunately, there are many Americans that are under such financial stress that it is hard to enjoy much of anything right now.  In fact, one recent survey found that 50 percent or more of the households in some of our largest cities are currently facing “serious financial problems”

There’s no question the coronavirus pandemic has forced many Americans into financial hardship, but a new NPR/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey provided a clearer picture of the extent of the struggles in the United States’ four largest cities.

At least half of all households in those cities — 53 percent in New York City, 56 percent in Los Angeles, 50 percent in Chicago, and 63 percent in Houston — reported facing serious financial problems, including depleted savings, problems paying credit card bills, and affording medical bills.

How can that be possible if we are in the midst of a tremendous “recovery”?

Of course, the truth is that we aren’t in any sort of a recovery, but at least things are a whole lot better than they will be after the upcoming election.

I had such an ominous feeling coming into 2020, and I shared this repeatedly with my readers, and now I have such an ominous feeling about the rest of 2020 and beyond.

In particular, I am extremely concerned about what will happen in November.  No matter who is ultimately declared the winner, the other side is going to be convinced that the election was stolen from them and that is likely to throw our nation into a state of chaos.

And we are already being told that we probably will not know the winner until long after election day.  That period of uncertainty is almost certainly going to spark more civil unrest, and I believe that faith in the integrity of our elections will be greatly shaken.

Before I end this article, there is one more thing that I wanted to mention that I found to be extremely interesting.  This year the Federal Reserve has been buying up mortgage bonds worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and according to Mish Shedlock the Fed now owns nearly a third of that entire market…

  • The Fed has snapped up $1 trillion of mortgage bonds since March. It bought around $300 billion of the bonds in each of March and April, and since then has been buying about $100 billion a month.
  • The Fed now owns almost a third of bonds backed by home loans in the U.S.
  • Buying the securities has pushed mortgage rates lower, with the average 30-year rate falling to 2.91% as of last week from 3.3% in early February.
  • Morgan Stanley analysts pointed out in late March that the buying was running at eight times the pace seen in prior episodes of Fed purchasing under programs known as quantitative easing.

No matter who wins the election, the direction of the Fed is not going to change.  They are going to continue to engage in exceedingly reckless manipulation of the markets, and that is going to have very serious long-term implications.

All around us, we can see our society being thrown into convulsions as all of our systems begin to fail.

I know that so many of you out there are feeling the exact same way that I am.

A sense of anticipation hangs in the air, and millions of people are waiting for the next big crisis to erupt.

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Ivanka Trump Says She’ll “Take The Vaccine” on The View

President Donald Trump’s daughter claims she will be vaccinated with the coronavirus concoction on the TV show The View after Joy Behar announced she has no intention of taking a Covid-19 vaccine before Ivanka Trump. Not only will Ms. Trump attempt to convince us to take the vaccine, but she also says we should “trust” the FDA.

Trust the FDA? Yes, she wrote that on Twitter. Everyone, including politicians on the right (who want to use the military to roll out this vaccine in a “powerful way”), wants you to get vaccinated. This should be a major red flag.

According to RT, most of the reactions to Trump’s offer have been slams against her and her father, she was offered some support by her brother, Donald Trump Jr, among others.

Trump declared this week that a Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by October and will be “very safe and effective.” Critics have pushed back against his claim, citing a rushed process as a reason to be distrustful of the efficacy of any such vaccine.

“As far as the vaccine is concerned, I’d like to inform America, in case we don’t know this because I looked all this up for you, the mumps vaccine took four years, the polio vaccine took 20 years and the smallpox vaccine took a few centuries,” Behar said on Wednesday. –RT

This is all just more propaganda using the left/right paradigm illusion to convince you to suspend your critical thinking, roll up your sleeve, and take the shot.  Even with all of the politicians on all sides demanding we get vaccinated, around half of the country is still skeptical.

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President Trump himself has offered to take the vaccine “first or last,” depending on what is better for his political standing. “Well, you know the way it works. If I’m the first one they’ll say ‘He’s so selfish. He wanted to get the vaccine first. Then other people would say ‘Hey, that’s a very brave thing to do,’” he told Fox News in July. “I would absolutely if they wanted me to and thought it was right, I’d take it first or I’d take it last,” he added.

Sadly, this is just more evidence that they are all in  on it and they all want you to get vaccinated.

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DHS Enters The Bribery Business, Offering Cash Prizes To Come Up With A Better Digital Wallet

This article was originally published by Mass Private I at Activist Post. 

Why is everyone trying to convince the public to use digital wallets for everything?

For years the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been trying to force Real-ID down Americans throats. But a recent announcement on their Science and Technology (S&T) website revealed just how committed DHS is to tracking every American digitally.

DHS’s latest idea is to offer companies a “Prize Challenge” to convince the public to use their digital wallet for travel and much more.

S&T uses prize competitions to invite ideas and solutions directly from the public, or crowd, called crowdsourcing. Prizes enable us to engage citizen-solvers in prize competitions for top ideas and concepts, and breakthroughs in science and technology to help DHS.

By offering corporations money to develop a better digital biometric wallet, DHS has entered into the business of bribery. Dictionary.com defines bribery “as the act of giving money (or something else of value) to someone to get them to do something you want them to do, especially something they’re not supposed to do.”

The Feds should not be offering companies money to design better ways to collect information on the public. Period. Americans do not want our government collecting and storing our biometric information.

Companies can submit their designs for a better digital wallet beginning Tuesday 9/8/2020-Thursday 10/15/2020.

S&T is calling upon innovators to design a better UI for digital wallets. The total prize purse is $25,000. Winning designs will be easy-to-use, trustworthy and improve the overall user experience and management of digital wallet-based credentials.

As the video below explains, a better digital wallet will allow DHS and the TSA to have easy access to everyone’s personal information.

IDEMIA’s digital wallet stores all kinds of personal information

DHS is looking for a UI design that supports best practices for visual consistency, ensures security and privacy, is interoperable, and can be integrated with existing back-end processes. The UI needs to instill confidence in the user of the digital wallet that their online interactions are secure and that the parties they are interacting with are legitimate. The goal of this Challenge is to foster better UIs for digital wallets to be used by DHS and anyone in the community.

The main reason they are offering a prize challenge is to instill confidence in the public that storing your biometric information on a smartphone is secure.

DHS S&T anticipates the total prize pool is $25,000. The Challenge will be conducted in two stages.

Stage 1: Up to three finalists will each receive $5,000. Stage 1 finalists advance to Stage 2.

Stage 2: One grand prize winner will receive an additional $10,000 at the conclusion of the Challenge.

According to DHS’s “judging” section, their new and improved digital wallet must be “easy-to-use” and follow the “World Wide Web Consortium’s” (WWWC) guidelines.

The WWWC’s origins are highly suspect and scream DHS front company.

According to Wikipedia the WWWC was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Computer Science with support from the European Commission, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA’s involvement with digital wallets is a huge red flag.

Companies like IDEMIAiProov, and YOTI are just a few examples of how much personal information, corporations, and DHS will store on digital wallets.

A recent news release from YOTI about digital wallets in the United Kingdom proves that they will be used to buy alcohol, rent apartments, and much more.

Secondly, the government has signaled that there is legislation in the works to ensure that digital ID can be used as broadly as possible. We know there are some easy wins for the government, like changing the existing mandatory licensing regime for alcohol sales to allow retailers to rely on robust, privacy-preserving digital age verification. In addition, the industry seeks certainty that amendments, such as usage of digital ID for Right to Rent Checks, will continue after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

With so many red flags about digital wallets, one would do well to ask, do you really want to hand over your biometric identity to the feds?

Are Americans ready to give up their last remaining vestige of privacy: their biometrics? Only time will tell.

Source: MassPrivateI

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10 Blackout-Proof Preps You Need To Get Through Extreme Weather Emergencies

This article was originally published by Tess Pennington at Ready Nutrition. 

Generally speaking, the American lifestyle is largely dependent upon the power grid. And when the grid goes down during the hottest times of the year, our eyes are opened to the need to have essential off-grid preps on hand to survive.

A sweltering heat wave that has enveloped most parts of California causing a surge of demand on the power grid. During the hottest part of the day on Friday, energy companies made the decision to start rolling blackouts – something that has not been done for 20 years.

The heat wave is ramping up this weekend, and some areas could reach triple-digit record highs, weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Belles said, adding that the temperatures are more typical of mid-summer than August.

An excessive heat warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Friday through Tuesday, and the combination of heat and wildfires prompted air quality warnings as well.

Ozone pollution in some areas reached levels Friday afternoon not seen in 10 years, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Gonzales said several different factors would play into whether the rolling blackouts continue.

“We’re dealing with weather, clouds, wildfires … these are quickly evolving situations, quickly changing,” she told the AP.

The situation will be evaluated on a day to day basis, she said.

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Many believed rolling blackouts were a thing of the past, but all that changed Friday when the lights went out on 350,000 thousand homes. Many were caught off guard and felt PG&E had not fully communicated the likelihood of this occurring. But the worst is yet to come as more rolling blackouts are planned for the coming week. Excessive heat warnings are forecasted through Wednesday for Central Valley, Delta, foothills, and mountains southwestern of Shasta County to western Colusa County.

With scorching temperatures forecasted in many parts of the country, it is important to know that certain preparedness items can provide safety and protection when you are off the grid during the hottest part of the year.

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Priorities During a Blackout
  1. Safety concerns – Heat-related deaths are the number 1 weather-related killer in the United States. Therefore, when a rolling blackout occurs, make sure you find the coolest part of the home for the family to be in. Set up battery-operated box fans in essential rooms, provide flashlights if needed, drink lots of fluids, and monitor those who may be at risk for heat injuries. Here are some tips to stay cool during a rolling blackout. Many preparedness experts suggest always having at least a half a tank in gas and this is a perfect example why. If rolling blackouts last longer than intended and you are feeling that your health is becoming affected, go to your car and sit in the air conditioning to cool off.
  2. Securing food supply – The next priority is protecting your food supply during a power disruption. Keep in mind the season, and the geographic locale where you reside with regards to your food supply and food shopping. During a rolling blackout, minimize the opening of refrigerators and freezers. While most of your perishable food supply will keep for at least 24 more hours in the refrigerator be prepared to do what you can to save your food supply if your refrigerator and freezer cannot hold cold temperatures. As an added measure, add a thermometer to the refrigerator to monitor the temperature. If the temperatures start increasing above a certain point, plan to move the food into the freezer. In an article on the subject, Jeremiah Johnson makes some great suggestions on using up your perishable food supply.
  3. Protecting appliances from power surges – Generators are great to have around – especially if you find yourself in an off-grid situation! Those that are dependent on power for medical equipment are especially vulnerable during power outages. Portable or permanently installed standby generators provide a temporary source of power during emergency power outages. However, if you do not know how to use these tools properly, they can be dangerous. When plugging in appliances to generators pay careful attention to wattage allowed. Follow these safety tips to stay safe.

10 Blackout-Proof Preps You Need

If you have not done so already, take inventory of your light preparedness supplies, checking to see if batteries work and that you have extra supplies of batteries in case the blackout lasts longer than intended. Last year, I went through a similar circumstance and highlighted the preparedness items used and even the mistakes I made in my preparedness plans that needed to be improved on. Here is a list of the 10 essential blackout-proof supplies I used to get through my off-grid emergencies.

  1. Generator with gasoline
  2. Surge protector
  3. 2 battery-powered lanterns (for the communal areas in the home)
  4. Flashlights (1 for each family member)
  5. Battery-powered headlamp
  6. 24 Cyalume light sticks
  7. An assortment of candles
  8. Solar-powered battery charger
  9. Extra batteries
  10. Battery-powered fans 

Other alternative light considerations could be solar garden lights which can be charged outdoors and then brought in the evening to use.  Oil lamps are another lighting alternative and an added benefit to this is you can recycle used cooking oil or use rendered fat to power these. Also consider having a supply of long-burning candles, and solar-powered flashlights.

I hope this helps some of you better prepare for off-grid events. Please check out The Prepper’s Blueprint and 52-Weeks to Preparedness for more information on preparing.

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“Second Wave” News Intensifies: MSM Pushes The Fear

The news of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections is making its rounds in the mainstream media once again.  Are we on the verge of becoming a totalitarian regime like Australia? Will we be facing a second draconian lockdown?

Infectious-disease experts are warning of a potential cold-weather surge of coronavirus cases — a long-feared “second wave” of infections and deaths, possibly at a catastrophic scale, according to The Washington Post. A few months ago, the mainstream media attempted to ramp up the fear of a second wave, but since not many were getting sick and the death toll began to drop astronomically there was no way that narrative was going to stick. It sure looks like they are trying it once again.

It could begin well before Election Day, Nov. 3, although researchers assume the crest would come weeks later, closer to when fall gives way to winter.

An autumn surge in COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, would not be an October surprise: It has been hypothesized since early in the pandemic because of the patterns of other respiratory viruses. –The Washington Post

“My feeling is that there is a wave coming, and it’s not so much whether it’s coming but how big is it going to be,” said Eili Klein, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Or, how big they will make it appear. It’s more than obvious by now that governments and the media have overblown this scamdemic. They are also already warning us of more election chaos and pushing off the blame onto the virus.  This is all rolling together, and as of right now, no one should expect anything to be normal for any amount of time.

It Wasn’t The “Virus” That Crashed The Economy, It Was The People Who Obeyed

Prepare now. I have written extensively on how to prepare for certain situations.  The reason I continue to bring you news is to awaken the public. Your preps will be worthless if you are still waiting for a political puppet to save you and think the government is on your side. Right now, the best preparedness you can do, is wake up to the free human being you were born to be.

If you do think now is the time to prepare for a second lockdown, I suggest you start here:

PREPPING FOR THE UPCOMING GOVERNMENT-INDUCED FOOD SHORTAGES

You should also have a way to get water that is NOT reliant on the city.

Prepping Tips: Long & Short Term Water Storage

The best tip I have: Get as far removed from the government and this current system as possible. Become as self-reliant as you can and make every day count.

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CAUGHT W/PANTS DOWN: Stocks Get DESTROYED!

This article was contributed by James Davis of Future Money Trends. 

The first few days of September were EXACTLY AS PREDICTED. We issued two separate alerts on the reasons why September will be horrible for the markets, and right out of the gate, investors got it HANDED TO THEM.

I don’t think it’s the end of it, either. The fact of the matter is that the VIX has gone up to its highest level in three months, which TELLS ME that profit-taking isn’t over.

Because of that, Future Money Trends is taking UNPRECEDENTED STEPS to add exceptional value to you:

  1. We’re creating our FIRST-EVER tech-focused watch list, which is a MUST-OWN sector. Some segments in tech are so disruptive that not having exposure to them is a CARDINAL SIN.

In order to achieve this, we’re masterminding with tech funds that we have a personal relationship with, and that’s going to be PUBLISHED in 7-10 days from now!

Our three WATCH LISTS we’ve published since the MARCH PANIC have returned high double-digits yields, so I want to stress which stocks are STILL BELOW our buy range. Here are the watch lists: ONE, TWO, and THREE.

As you can see, the gains have been JUST PERFECT. The number of companies that are still attractive to me has shrunk drastically, but there are still a few that are below the limit orders: Ciena, Cisco (close enough to its limit order), Spirit Aerosystems (not Spirit airlines), and there are four companies that are getting close: A.O. Smith (below $42), Resmed (below $160), Chubb (below $122), and TFI International (below $39 on NYSE).

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As you can see, insiders see the WRITING ON THE WALL and know that at these prices, they’d be NAÏVE NOT to take advantage of their options and stock compensation.

A vulnerable tech sector opens the door for the natural resource industry TO SHINE!

Therefore, for the first time in our company’s history, we’re publishing a resource portfolio comprised of 4 companies: a MEGA-CAP, a seasoned miner, a new IPO, and a speculative high-flyer. This is our ideal combination of companies.

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With China continuing to decelerate its TREASURY HOLDINGS and the dollar’s weakness in 2020 at the same time as gold and silver are the BEST PERFORMERS, resource stocks have done amazingly well for us.

Therefore, we embarked upon our GREATEST PROJECT in company history and came up with four company profiles that comprise this portfolio, which will eventually grow to between 10 and 15 stocks.

 

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PISSING THEIR PANTS: Markets Horrified – BUCKLE-UP!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of the Wealth Research Group. 

You need to exert a HIGH LEVEL of fortitude to come out on the other side of September with your LIMBS INTACT.

This will be a brutal month for the markets, both because the political showdown is HEATING UP and because we’re officially in pullback territory, which without warning could turn into a FULL-BLOWN correction – investors will be soiling themselves after five months of PURE PROFITS.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

History is definitely telling us that we’ve entered a TRADING RANGE and that indices might CHURN FOR MONTHS, before continuing to go up; it’s a STOCK PICKER heaven, not a passive indexing environment, so be ready FOR THAT REALITY.

As you can see, the S&P 500 HAS CONCLUDED its lengthiest run of new all-time highs in 22 years, so that’s another warning sign that things are about to escalate.

It’s not only that – I’ve assembled a number of KEY METRICS that are irrefutable; the markets are so OVERDUE for a rest!

Here they are: Each and every 60-minute session, central banks have purchased BILLIONS in assets with new fictitious currency units since March. Secondly, bonds are SO MUCH more expensive than commodities that their ratio has hit a ONE HUNDRED-YEAR high (commodities are cheap)!

Thirdly, the FAAMG stocks are trading WILDLY ABOVE their 200dma, which worries me.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

The one RIGHT CALL to make this year was to PANIC BUY in March, instead of getting the tremors with the rest of the world. Never in my trading career has the CONTRARIAN CALL been so evident!

Therefore, in the midst of chaos, we published WATCH LIST 1. Since it went online, here are the results: American Express ($78 to $105, a 34.6% return), V.F. Corporation ($51 to $68, a 33.3% return), UGI Corporation ($26 to $34, a 30.7% return), Stanley, Black & Decker ($101 to $160, a 58.4% return) and Travelers ($97 to $116, a 19.6% return).

We DIDN’T STOP there and in April, foreseeing A ROUND 2 sell-off, we issued WATCH LIST 2; here are the results since that report came out: Sysco ($51 to $60, a 17.6% return), Cincinnati Financial ($61 to $81, a 32.7% return) and Axis Capital ($39 to $49, a 25.6% return).

Just a couple of weeks ago, we PUBLISHED OUR LATEST one, which is WATCH LIST 3.

Already, Hyatt Hotels (featured in it) is up 30.4%!

Since stocks have RALLIED RELENTLESSLY, most of the companies are well above their bargain-priced noted limit orders.

The two that are MOST ATTRACTIVE and deserve further research on your part right now are Ciena (CIEN), which announced earnings and dropped 27% in a day (I personally took a position this week), and Spirit AeroSystems (SPR), which is a bet on the recovery in the airline business. I’m also a shareholder of it.

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Lastly and MOST IMPORTANTLY, we’ve finished a 4-week long company-wide project, which we tasked ourselves with.

We wanted to be SUPER-READY for when gold surpasses its August 5th all-time high and silver RECHARGES and goes past $30/ounce, so we created the ULTIMATE risk-adjusted portfolio of four companies, initially, with the goal to add 6-8 more companies to it in the COMING WEEKS and months!

Use it as a point of reference to CONDUCT INDEPENDENT due diligence. Access it HERE!

In 2020, we’ve had enormous winners in the resource sector with previously profiled companies; here’s to the streak CONTINUING FOR US ALL!

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Since 9/11, the Government’s Answer to Every Problem Has Been More Government

This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.”—Anonymous

Have you noticed that the government’s answer to every problem is more government—at taxpayer expense—and less individual liberty?

The Great Depression. The World Wars. The 9/11 terror attacks. The COVID-19 pandemic.

Every crisis—manufactured or otherwise—since the nation’s early beginnings has become a make-work opportunity for the government to expand its reach and its power at taxpayer expense while limiting our freedoms at every turn.

Indeed, the history of the United States is a testament to the old adage that liberty decreases as government (and government bureaucracy) grows. To put it another way, as government expands, liberty contracts.

To the police state, this COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge boon, like winning the biggest jackpot in the lottery. Certainly, it will prove to be a windfall for those who profit from government expenditures and expansions.

Given the rate at which the government has been devising new ways to spend our money and establish itself as the “solution” to all of our worldly problems, this current crisis will most likely end up ushering in the largest expansion of government power since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

This is how the emergency state operates, after all.

From 9/11 to COVID-19, “we the people” have acted the part of the helpless, gullible victims desperately in need of the government to save us from whatever danger threatens. In turn, the government has been all too accommodating and eager while also expanding its power and authority in the so-called name of national security.

As chief correspondent Dan Balz asks for The Washington Post, “Government is everywhere now. Where does it go next?

When it comes to the power players that call the shots, there is no end to their voracious appetite for more: more money, more power, more control.

This expansion of government power is also increasing our federal debt in unprecedented leaps and bounds. Yet the government isn’t just borrowing outrageous amounts of money to keep the country afloat. It’s also borrowing indecent sums to pay for programs it can’t afford.

The government’s primary response to this COVID-19 pandemic—flooding the market with borrowed money in the amount of trillions of dollars for stimulus payments, unemployment insurance expansions, and loans to prop up small businesses and to keep big companies afloat—has pushed the country even deeper in debt.

By “the country,” I really mean the taxpayers. And by “the taxpayers,” it’s really future generations who will be shackled to debt loads they may never be able to pay back.

This is how you impoverish the future.

Democrats and Republicans alike have done this.

Without fail, every president within the last 50 years has expanded the nation’s debt. When President Trump took office on January 20, 2017, the national debt—the amount the federal government has borrowed over the years and must pay back—was a whopping $19.9 trillion. Despite Trump’s pledge to drain the swamp and eliminate the debt, the federal debt is now approaching $27 trillion and is on track to surpass $78 trillion by 2028.

For many years now, economists have warned that economic collapse would be inevitable if the national debt ever surpassed the size of the U.S. economy. The government passed that point in June 2020 and has yet to put the brakes on its spending.

In fact, the Federal Reserve just keeps printing more money in order to prop up the economy and float the debt.

At some point, something’s got to give.

As it now stands, the U.S. is among the most indebted countries in the world.

Almost a third of the $27 trillion national debt is owed to foreign entities such as Japan and China.

Most of the debt, however, is owed to the public.

How is this even possible? Essentially, it’s a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.

First, the government requires taxpayers to pay a portion of their salaries to the Social Security Trust Fund. The government then turns around and borrows from Social Security to cover its spending needs. Then the government raises taxes or prints more money in order to pay out whatever is needed to the retirees.

It’s a form of convoluted economics that only makes sense to government bureaucrats looking to make a profit off the backs of the taxpayers.

According to the U.S. Debt Clock, each taxpayer’s share of the national debt is $214,000 and growing.

That’s almost five times more than the median income for what Americans earn in a year. That’s also almost five times more than the average American has in savings, across savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, call deposit accounts, and prepaid cards. Almost 60% of Americans are so financially strapped that they don’t have even $500 in savings and nothing whatsoever put away for retirement.

Just the interest that must be paid on the national debt every year is $338 billion and growing. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the fastest-growing item in the budget over the next decade will be interest on the debt.

As the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget reported in 2019, before COVID spending pushed the country over the fiscal cliff, “Interest payments will rise from $325 billion last year to $928 billion by 2029, a nearly threefold increase. If tax cuts and spending increases are extended, interest will exceed $1 trillion and set a new record as a share of the economy. The federal government will spend more on interest than on Medicaid or children by 2020. By 2024, interest will match defense spending.

Bottom line: The U.S. government—and that includes the current administration—is spending money it doesn’t have on programs it can’t afford, and “we the taxpayers” are the ones who will have to pay for it.

As financial analyst Kristin Tate explains, “When the government has its debt bill come due, all of us will be on the hook.”

Despite the tax burden “we the people” are made to bear, we have no real say in how the government runs, or how our taxpayer funds are used, but we’re being forced to pay through the nose, anyhow.

We have no real say, but that doesn’t prevent the government from fleecing us at every turn and forcing us to pay for endless wars that do more to fund the military-industrial complex than protect us, pork-barrel projects that produce little to nothing, and a police state that serves only to imprison us within its walls.

All the while the government continues to do whatever it wants—levy taxes, rack up debt, spend outrageously and irresponsibly—with little thought for the plight of its citizens.

This brings me to a curious point: what the future will look like ten years from now when the federal debt is expected to surpass $78 trillion, an unsustainable level of debt that will result in unprecedented economic hardship for anyone that does not belong to the wealthy elite.

Interestingly enough, that timeline coincides with the government’s vision of the future as depicted in a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command.

According to the video, the government is anticipating trouble (read: civil unrest), which is code for anything that challenges the government’s authority, wealth, and power, and is grooming its armed forces (including its heavily armed federal agents) accordingly to solve future domestic political and social problems.

The training video, titled “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” is only five minutes long, but it provides a chilling glimpse of what the government expects the world to look like in 2030, a world bedeviled by “criminal networks,” “substandard infrastructure,” “religious and ethnic tensions,” “impoverishment, slums,” “open landfills, over-burdened sewers,” a “growing mass of unemployed,” and an urban landscape in which the prosperous economic elite must be protected from the impoverishment of the have nots.

And then comes the kicker.

Three-and-a-half minutes into the Pentagon’s dystopian vision of “a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers,” the ominous voice of the narrator speaks of a need to “drain the swamps.”

Drain the swamps.

Surely, we’ve heard that phrase before?

Ah yes.

Emblazoned on t-shirts and signs, shouted at rallies, and used as a rallying cry among Trump supporters, “drain the swamp” became one of Donald Trump’s most-used campaign slogans.

Far from draining the politically corrupt swamps of Washington DC of lobbyists and special interest groups, however, the Trump Administration has further mired us in a sweltering bog of corruption and self-serving tactics.

Funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Now the government has adopted its own plans for swamp-draining, only it wants to use the military to drain the swamps of futuristic urban American cities of “noncombatants and engage the remaining adversaries in high-intensity conflict within.”

And who are these noncombatants, a military term that refers to civilians who are not engaged in fighting during a war?

They are, according to the Pentagon, “adversaries.”

They are “threats.”

They are the “enemy.”

They are people who don’t support the government, people who live in fast-growing urban communities, people who may be less well-off economically than the government and corporate elite, people who engage in protests, people who are unemployed, people who engage in crime (in keeping with the government’s fast-growing, overly broad definition of what constitutes a crime).

In other words, in the eyes of the U.S. military, noncombatants are American citizens a.k.a. domestic extremists a.k.a. enemy combatants who must be identified, targeted, detained, contained and, if necessary, eliminated.

Funny how closely fact tracks fiction these days.

Just recently, in fact, I re-watched Escape from L.A.John Carpenter’s 1996 post-apocalyptic action film that imagines a future (2013, in fact) in which the United States has elected a president for life who runs the country according to his own theocratic moral law. Anyone who runs afoul of the president’s moral laws is stripped of their citizenship and either electrocuted or deported to the island of Los Angeles, a penal colony where lawlessness reigns supreme.

As the film’s opening narrator recounts:

In the late 20th century, hostile forces inside the United States grow strong. The city of Los Angeles is ravaged by crime and immorality. To protect and defend its citizens, the United States Police Force is formed. A presidential candidate predicts a millennium earthquake will destroy L.A. in divine retribution. The earthquake measuring 9.6 on the Richter scale hits at 12:59 P.M. August 23rd in the year 2000. After the devastation, the Constitution is amended, and the newly elected president accepts a lifetime term of office. The country’s capital is moved from Washington, D.C., to the president’s hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia. Los Angeles Island is declared no longer part of the United States and becomes the deportation point for all people found undesirable or unfit to live in the new, moral America. The United States Police Force, like an army, is encamped among the shorelines, making any escape from L.A. impossible. From the southeastern hills of Orange County to the northwestern shore of Malibu, the great wall excludes L.A. from the mainland. The president’s first act as permanent Commander in Chief is Directive 17: once an American loses his or her citizenship, they are deported to this island of the damned, and they never come back.

Carpenter is a brilliant filmmaker whose dystopian visions of the future are eerily prescient, but this film is particularly unnerving: environmental disasters; engineered viruses used like weapons to control the masses; riots and looting that leave the populace longing for law and order; religion used as a weapon; martial law; surveillance that keeps every citizen under the government’s watchful eye; and a growing awareness that the only path to freedom left for humanity is to shut down the government and start over again.

We’re almost there now.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, unless we make some effort to reject the sorry excuse for a representative government that we have been saddled with, the future that awaits us—whether it’s the future envisioned by the Pentagon in its training video or the future imagined by Carpenter—will be a living nightmare from which there is no escape.

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